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2008: CDH Pediatric Nurses Earn National Certification
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CDH Pediatric Nurses Earn National Certification

WINFIELD, Ill., July 7, 2008 — Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) is pleased to announce that the following pediatric nurses have recently earned the credential of Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN®) after successfully completing the rigorous Certified Pediatric Nurse Exam developed and administered by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). Kate Best, BSN, RN of Batavia; Angie Black, MSN, RN of Carol Stream; Lisa Maduzia, RN, MSN of Downers Grove; Jan Mason, RN of Woodridge; Julie McGuire, BSN, RN of Plainfield; Natalie Moreau, MBA, RN of Elk Grove Village; Michelle Stratton, BSN, RN of DeKalb; and Gina Wilkins, BS,RN of Oswego.

Certification recognizes a nurse's commitment to professional development. It is a measurable, objective way of acknowledging the achievement of specialty knowledge beyond basic nursing preparation and RN licensure.

Established in 1975 as a nonprofit organization, the PNCB develops certification exams and certification maintenance programs to support the delivery of quality health care to children and their families. The national exams for pediatric nurse practitioners and pediatric nurses are the only certification exams collaboratively designed by Certified Pediatric Nurses, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and pediatricians. PNCB exams are recognized and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society of Pediatric Nurses, the Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner programs and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. The PNCB is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.

For more information about the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, visit www.pncb.org.

About Central DuPage Hospital
Central DuPage Hospital is a nationally recognized 361-bed facility located in Winfield, Ill., a suburb west of Chicago. The collaboration with Children's Memorial Hospital provides children in the suburbs west of Chicago access to their pediatric and neonatal specialists at the Central DuPage Hospital campus.

The hospital is part of an interdependent network of healthcare 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, call (630) 933-4CDH.