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2009: CDH Pediatric Nurses Earn CPN status
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CDH Pediatric Nurses Earn CPN status

WINFIELD, Ill., January 12, 2009 - 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): Lauren Yegerlehner, BSN, RN, of St. Charles; Dana Thielk, RN, of Somonauk; Jodi Smolik, BSN, RN, of Naperville; Susan Rusnok, RN, of Elburn; and Jennifer Cortez, RN, of Geneva.

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 313-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 pediatric and neonatal specialists of Children's Memorial. All physicians in this program are independent practitioners on the medical staff at CDH. They are neither agent nor employees of Central DuPage Hospital.

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.

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