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UnityPoint Health Celebrates Certified Nurses Day


UnityPoint Health Celebrates Certified Nurses Day March 19th by Honoring the 721 Board Certified Nurses on its Staff

Peoria, IL (March 17, 2017) – UnityPoint Health is celebrating Certified Nurses Day on March 19th by honoring its Certified Nurses. UnityPoint Health has 721 certified nurses on staff at its Methodist, Proctor and Pekin campuses. Board certified nurses are recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care.

Board Certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Nursing, like health care in general has become increasingly complex. While a registered nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive education, as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse.

“The number of certified nurses in our organization is a testament to our commitment to delivering outstanding healthcare to everyone we serve,” said Jeanine Spain, RN-C, MHA, Regional Chief Nursing Officer for UnityPoint Health. “I am proud of the dedication of our nursing staff and our ability to provide highly specialized care across all of hospital campuses.”

UnityPoint Health encourages national board certification for all its nurses. There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiac vascular, oncology, hospice, case management, emergency nursing, critical care and many others. Many nursing certification bodies exist to serve the full range of specialized nursing care offered in the contemporary health care system; national nurse-certifying bodies should be accredited by either the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) or the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA), or both.

About UnityPoint Health
UnityPoint Health provides comprehensive, coordinated care to patients throughout Central Illinois through our clinics, hospitals and home care services. Services are provided at three hospital campuses—UnityPoint Health – Methodist, UnityPoint Health – Proctor, and UnityPoint Health - Pekin —as well as through nearly 50 UnityPoint Clinic, Proctor First Care and ProHealth Medical Group locations, Proctor Medical Equipment, ProCare, Methodist College, the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery, and the Hult Center for Health Living. A recognized leader in healthcare in our community, UnityPoint Health - Peoria combines advanced technology and comprehensive services with an emphasis in excellence, quality, safety and patient experience. UnityPoint Health - Peoria is a senior affiliate of UnityPoint Health, the nation’s fifth largest and one of the most integrated health systems.