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Published on January 28, 2013

UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital employee earns quality certification

Wendy White, Manager of  Quality Improvement at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, recently received CPHQ (Certified Professional of Healthcare Quality) certification by NAHQ (National Association for Healthcare Quality).

This credential signifies professional and academic achievement by individuals in the field of healthcare quality management.  The comprehensive body of knowledge necessary to pass the accreditation test includes quality management, quality improvement, case/care/disease/utilization management and risk management.

Preparing for and successfully completing the qualifying test for this certification demonstrates a strong commitment to Ms. White’s profession.  She is in her 13th  year of employment at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, and has worked in Quality twelve of those years. She stated, “The field of healthcare quality management has changed over the years I have worked in this field and it continues to change and evolve.”  She acknowledged the value of  preparing for certification and the re-certification process required every two years. “Through this process I will continue to be informed about the latest information, standards and best practices in healthcare quality, which I will apply to the work we do here at Chenango Memorial.”

UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital is a member of UHS, a locally owned, not-for-profit, 916-bed hospital and healthcare system serving Greater Binghamton and surrounding counties.  Founded in 1981, UHS provides a full range of medical, surgical, rehabilitative and long-term care services from more than 60 locations around New York’s Southern Tier.

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