Raulerson Hospital August 01, 2019

Raulerson Hospital's CNOR Strong Surgical Services Team

Raulerson Hospital’s surgical services department has earned the CNOR Strong status from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI), the leader in perioperative certification.

Hospitals and surgical centers can achieve the CNOR Strong status when more than half of the perioperative (or surgical) nursing staff have earned their individual CNOR certification. In fact, at Raulerson Hospital more than seventy percent of the surgical nurses have achieved their CNOR certification. CNOR certification is a voluntary 200 question exam, which demonstrates knowledge and skills competency in 9 areas of the specialized field of perioperative nursing. Additional education provides nurses advanced skills to ensure surgical patients receive high quality care.

Raulerson Hospital’s CEO Brian Melear said “I am very proud of the talent and focus our surgical nurses continues to demonstrate by achieving the CNOR Strong Status for their Department. All of the surgeons and surgical staff at Raulerson Hospital have impressive experience and are committed to excellence in patient care. Our community is fortunate to have this team.” Raulerson Hospital’s surgical services include orthopedics, general surgery, gastroenterology, gynecology, urology and podiatry.

Accredited specialty nursing certification is the standard by which the public recognizes quality nursing care. To emphasize the importance of nursing certifications, Raulerson Hospital encourages nurses to achieve certifications in their specialty fields, with financial incentives such as paid sitting-fees and increased pay-rate. In the United States, 34,000 nurses hold this certification. To qualify to write the exam, registered nurses must have a minimum of 2 years and 2,400 hours of experience in perioperative nursing, with a minimum of 1200 hours in the intraoperative setting.

For more information on surgical services provided at Raulerson Hospital, or to find a physician, visit RaulersonHospital.com Raulerson Hospital is a facility of HCA East Florida. HCA East Florida is the largest healthcare system in Eastern Florida and an affiliate of HCA Healthcare (HCA). HCA East Florida has 14 hospitals, multiple ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers, physician practices, imaging centers and free standing emergency care facilities, as well as a supply chain center and an integrated regional lab. Together, HCA East Florida employs more than 18,000 employees and has more than 6,600 physicians on staff. For more information, visit HCAEastFlorida.com.

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