Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital celebrated Certified Nurses Day on March 19 by honoring all of the board-certified nurses on staff.
Board certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones, hospital spokeswoman Maria Zate said.
Nursing certification specialties at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital include medical-surgical, cardiac-vascular, gerontological nursing, pediatric emergency and emergency nursing.
Zate said having certified nurses on staff elevates the skill and knowledge base of the entire care team, so Cottage Health supports continued education and national board certification for all eligible nurses.
“On Certified Nurses Day and every day, Cottage Health honors the dedication, professionalism and hard work of all of our nurses,” said Herb Geary, vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at Cottage Health. “Their commitment to providing the highest level of patient care and compassion is truly inspiring.”