Nine Neonatal Nurses Get Certification
WINFIELD, Ill., August 23, 2010 – Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) NICU Clinical Manager, Sue McCoy, RNC, MS, NNP-BC, of Schaumburg, and her team are responsible for the tiniest and most fragile of patients in the Winfield hospital.
“There are patients with a higher acuity of illness in a Level III NICU,” says McCoy. “Every one of those babies deserves care from the absolute best – and that’s what we strive to provide. When members of my team go out of their way to achieve more, it makes me so proud. We learn from each other and continually work to improve to make each day better for the babies and their families.”
Recently, a group of nine neonatal intensive care nurses from CDH completed their certification in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, which is offered by the National Certification Corporation (NCC). NCC is a not-for-profit organization that has certified more than 75,000 nurses and nurse practitioners in the women’s health, obstetric and neonatal nursing specialty areas. Established in 1975, NCC sponsors certification examinations and subspecialty exams for competency validation.
The CDH nurses include:
• Rachel Andrews, RNC-NIC, BSN, of Naperville. Andrews earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Knox College and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Rush University.
• Katie Bazaldua, RNC-NIC, BSN, of Plainfield. Bazaldua earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing at Lewis University.
• Julianne Head, RNC-NIC, BSN, of Elgin. Head received her Bachelor of Science in nursing at Ealing School of Nursing in London, England.
• Erin Law, RNC-NIC, BSN, of Downers Grove. Law received her Bachelor of Science in nursing at Illinois State University.
• Bethany Lazzara, RNC-NIC, BSN, of Plainfield. Lazzara earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology at Eastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science in nursing at the Mennonite College of Nursing.
• Lori Marovec, RNC-NIC, BSN, of Wayne. Marovec received her Associates degree in nursing at Triton College.
• Nazario Parungao, RNC-NIC, BSN, of Aurora. Parungao received a Bachelor of Science in the Philippines.
• Amy Retuerto RN1, RNC-NIC, BSN, of Sycamore. Retuerto attended Lewis University.
• Theresa Zentner, RNC-NIC, BSN, of West Chicago. Zentner attended Methodist School of Nursing.
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 medical technology and one of the busiest surgical hospitals in Illinois.
For the last four consecutive years, Thomson Reuters has listed CDH as a 100 Top Hospital in the U.S. CDH has affiliated with other healthcare leaders, including regionally known Children’s Memorial Hospital for pediatric care and, most recently, nationally known Cleveland Clinic for cardiac surgery.
The hospital is part of an interdependent network of healthcare organizations and services, including convenient care centers, occupational health services, home health and hospice care. For more information or to find a doctor on the medical staff of CDH, visit www.cdh.org or call 630-933-4234/ TTY 630-933-4833 for the hearing impaired.