Nester Earns Patient Safety Credential

June 11, 2015

The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) recently recognized Michele Nester, MBA, CHC, CPP S of Galax as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS). 

“Earning this credential attests Michele’s professional competency in patient safety science and application,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, President, CBPPS. “This achievement demonstrates her expertise in this critical discipline and positions her among those committed to and leading patient safety work.”

Nester earned this credential in part by passing a rigorous, evidence-based examination that tests candidates on their competency in patient safety science and application. She is currently employed as the Ethics and Compliance Officer/Director of Risk Management/Patient Safety Officer at Twin County Regional Healthcare.

With the conferring of certification, Nester is privileged to use the CPPS credential.

For more information about the CPPS credential, contact the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety at (617) 391-9927 or write to info@cbpps.org.

About CBPPS
The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) was established by, but is a separate organizational entity from, the National Patient Safety Foundation, and was created to advance, standardize, and promote patient safety knowledge competencies for health care professionals. To this end, successful completion of the rigorously-designed Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) exam attests to candidates’ knowledge of essential patient safety competencies, upon which time the board confers the CPPS credential. Those attaining the CPPS designation represent a group of committed professionals from across health care who are determined to advance the patient safety field and make the health care system safer for all. To learn more, go to www.cbpps.org.

About Twin County Regional Healthcare
Twin County Regional Hospital (TCRH) is the flagship of the Twin County Regional Healthcare delivery system, a Duke LifePoint Healthcare affiliate.  The hospital is located in Galax, Virginia, the center of the Twin Counties of Grayson and Carroll Counties in Southwest Virginia.  Centered on the mission “to promote, preserve and restore the health of our community,” emphasizing excellent service, safety, quality and efficiency, Twin County Regional Hospital has been the anchor and the region’s leader of healthcare for over 40 years.  The hospital and the Twin County Physician Practices (Galax, Hillsville & Independence; Behavioral Health; Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT); Pain; Pediatrics; Rheumatology; Surgery and Urology) – continually develop and improve services as well as outreach programs in response to community need based on a foundation of teamwork, compassion and respect for all.  For additional information, please visit www.tcrh.org or find TCRH on Facebook.