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Berlin, Md. – Atlantic General Hospital celebrated Certified Nurses Day on March 19th by honoring its board certified nurses. The following nurses were recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care:

Emergency Department

Judy Cowgar, CEN

Sarah Esh, FNE A/P

Althea Foreman, CCNS, CEN, FNE A/P, APRN-CNS

Christine Freitas, CEN

Alana Long, CEN, CPEN

Shannon Simpson, FNE A/P

Laura Sturla, CEN

Karen Taylor, CEN, CPEN

Andi West McCabe, NE-BC

Nettie Widgeon, FNE A/P

Lisa Wood, FNE A/P

Diabetic Clinic

Patti Yocubik, CDE


Wendi McDonough, CPAN, CGRN

Teresa Moore, CNOR


Paula Dize, CCRN

Holly Douglas, CCRN

Robin Jarvis-Ganong, CCRN

Nicole Morris, CCRN

Carol Smith, CCRN

Infection Control

MaryEllen Beideman, CIC


Jackie Todd, NE-BC

Med Surg

Karen Christmas, WCC, OMS

Iris Hudson, CMS-RN

Cara Mia Sullivan, CMS-RN

Mary Williams, CMS-RN

Palliative Care

Tracey Wooden, CHPN

Patient Management

Jennifer Cullen, ACM

Donna Elliott, ACM

Charles Gizara, CCM

Laureen Talbot, CCM, CCDS


Teresa Jenkins, CPN

Surgical Services Department

Moira Horn, CNOR

Wound Care Center

Brenda Marino, CWCA

Mary Mullins, WCC, OCN


Colleen Wareing, NEA-BC

Atlantic General Hospital encourages national board certification for all its nurses. Patients are encouraged to inquire whether there are certified nurses on staff when they visit a hospital or their primary care provider. There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiac vascular, oncology, hospice, case management, emergency nursing, critical care and many others. Many nursing certification bodies exist to serve the full range of specialized nursing care offered in the contemporary health care system; national nurse-certifying bodies should be accredited by either the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) or the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA), or both.

Please join Atlantic General Hospital and the nation’s national nursing certification organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism, and a job well done!

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