CDH Nurse Manager Achieves Advanced Certification
WINFIELD, Ill., July 13, 2009 - Maureen Romeo, RN, MSN, NE-BC, of Westmont, recently was granted Nurse Executive-Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Currently, Romeo is the patient care services manager at Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) in Winfield, Ill.
The term "Nurse Executive" does not refer to a job title or position, but to the body of knowledge suitable for an executive decision maker. According to ANCC, both the Nurse Executive and Advanced Nurse Executive certifications are appropriate for a broad range of nursing roles, including all types of supervisors, managers, consultants, chief nursing officers (CNOs), faculty, deans and other healthcare leaders.
CDH encourages nursing staff to pursue specialty certifications in an effort to promote both clinical excellence and professional satisfaction.
"Maureen is a role model for other nurse managers in the hospital," says her supervisor Associate Chief Nurse Janet Davis. "She works hard to support her staff. It's easy to see that she loves what she does, and it reflects in her management style."
To apply for Nurse Executive-Board Certified, a nurse must hold an administrative position and have provided consultative services or have been engaged in the education and supervision of students for at least 1,000 hours during the five years immediately preceding the application.
Romeo holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a Bachelor of Science in health education from Northern Illinois University. She earned her Master of Science in community education in nursing at Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill.
Romeo and her husband, Frank, have two children.
About Central DuPage Hospital
Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) is a nationally recognized 313-bed facility located in Winfield, Ill., a suburb west of Chicago. CDH is a leading center for surgical innovations and was one of the first institutions in the nation to offer robotic-assisted surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery with bio-engineered bone protein and was the first Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in DuPage County.
Recently, CDH was recognized for the second consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report on the list of Best Hospitals in the orthopaedics category.
The hospital is part of an interdependent network of health-care organizations and services, including convenient care centers, occupational health services and a full range of options for senior living, home health and hospice care. For more information or to find a doctor on the CDH medical staff, visit www.cdh.org or call 630-933-4CDH (4234)/ TTY 630-933-4833.
Amy Jo Steinbruecker
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