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Nursing Stories

The Art of Nursing Elyse F. Freilich, Ph.D, Clinical Director of the Comprehensive Pain Management Center shares her comments on the contribution nursing makes at the Center: Kim Bumgarner, RN-C, BSN is the Patient Care Coordinator for the Comprehensive Pain

2009 CARE Employees-Nursing

The following members of the nursing staff received the CARE Employee of the Month award. Congratulations! January: Yeliana Cedeno, NA II, Surgical Unit March: Anita Herman, RN, Emergency Department April: Jamie Smith, RN, Birthing Center September: David Solomon, RN, Emergency

Nursing Degree Advancement in 2009

 As with certification rates, CVMC nurses continued to pursue advanced education in 2009. At the end of 2008, 38% of direct care staff employed on a full-time or part-time basis had a degree of BSN or higher. By the end of 2009,

Nurses Certified in 2009

 Certification rates for direct care staff employed on a full-time or part-time basis continues to rise. At the end of 2008, the rate was 36%; at the end of 2009, the rate had increased to 39%.  The following nursing staff completed

Patient Rights and Ethics

Catawba Valley Medical Center has had for many years, policy, procedures, and a core group of individuals in place to handle ethical issues as they became apparent. Nurses at every level of the organization are committed to the pursuit of

PEP Participation

The Professional Enrichment Program (PEP) continued in 2009 with a revision of the PEP categories.  Nurses again showed their diverse range of talents and continued with an outstanding participation in PEP.