Blick and Sanford receive Cardiovascular Care Coordinator certification


Shirley Blick (right) and Carol Sanford (left)

Logan Memorial Hospital and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) are pleased to announce that Shirley Blick and Carol Sanford have achieved recognition as Certified Cardiovascular Care Coordinators. As such, Shirley and Carol have demonstrated enhanced skill sets in team building, process improvement, strategic data utilization, provider education, and project management. Having successfully completed the Cardiovascular Care Coordinator training and passed the certification examination, Shirley and Carol are permitted to use the designation of “CCCC” on business cards and correspondence.

The purpose of becoming a Certified Cardiovascular Care Coordinator is to earn recognition as an individual who has acquired the knowledge base and skill set to be successful in the coordinator role. The objectives of certification are to:

• Promote standards of competency for coordinators in the leadership role

• Promote professional and hospital success by helping coordinators define and obtain the requisite knowledge and skills to fulfill their responsibilities effectively

• Provide special recognition to those coordinators who demonstrate mastery of an acquired body of knowledge and skills in the cardiovascular continuum of care through successful completion of the certification process.

Founded in 1998, SCPC is a nonprofit international organization dedicated to reducing cardiac death and disease worldwide. Their mission is accomplished by providing education and process improvement based accreditations and certifications for healthcare facilities seeking recognition for their commitment to excellence. SCPC works to bridge communication among all disciples responsible for providing services to cardiovascular patients. Through these efforts, more lives are saved…because every heart matters.

Logan Memorial Hospital, a part of LifePoint Health, is located in Russellville, Kentucky and has a service area of 45,000. The facility is comprised of 75 inpatient beds, including 6 ICU/CCU and 10 Swing beds. Services include a Surgery Center with three ORs, plus two separate endoscopy suites, a 24-hour physician staffed Chest Pain Accredited Emergency Department, and state-of-the-art Imaging technology including PACS, digital mammography, spiral 16-slice CT, 3D ultrasound, MRI, echo and nuclear medicine. Logan Memorial Hospital also offers Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab, Laboratory Services, a two-bed Sleep Disorder Center, Infusion Center, and Physical Therapy. . For more information about Logan Memorial Hospital, visit www.loganmemorial.com or call 270-726-4011.

Photo caption: Logan Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Carol Sanford (left) and Shirley Blick (right) have achieved recognition as Certified Cardiovascular Care Coordinators.

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