Last month, Elaine Geroski, newly appointed Vice President of Nursing at WVU Medicine Potomac Valley Hospital, presented on behalf of the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI) at the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses Global Surgical Conference and Expo. The presentation “Roadmap to Recertification” focused on the relationship between maintaining competency in Operating Room nurses and establishing standards for nursing certification programs.
CCI is a leader in the perioperative nursing community which credentials over 44,000 nurses. In April 2018, Geroski began serving as an Officer on the CCI Board of Directors. She is one of 8 nurses that currently sit on the board. Members of the board are elected by their professional colleagues. “Certification confirms advanced knowledge of the most up-to-date evidence based practice to provide for better patient outcomes. It is an honor to serve on the CCI Board of Directors and to be elected by my peers,” says Geroski.
Potomac Valley Hospital (PVH) is a 25-bed critical access facility, employing more than 200 healthcare professionals, including about 50 physicians from the surrounding community who have privileges to provide care. PVH has a staff of emergency medicine physicians who provide coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week in its Emergency Room. It officially became a member of the WVU Medicine-West Virginia University Health System in 2014.