Adirondack Health executives raise the bar with professional advancement
SARANAC LAKE – Two members of the Adirondack Health leadership team have earned advanced certifications as part of their ongoing professional development.
Chief Nursing Officer Linda McClarigan recently received her board certification as an Advanced Nurse Executive through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In order to receive the advanced certification, the individual must hold an active nursing license, an advanced degree in nursing – bachelor’s degree or higher, a mid-level or administrator position for a minimum of five years, and complete 30 hours of continuing education within the last three years. The final requirement is a 40 hour online course and review program in preparation for a three and one-half hour exam.
“This was a great opportunity to grow professionally in my leadership position, and also serve as a role model for nurses throughout Adirondack Health,” said Linda. “I’ve been fortunate to have worked in the healthcare field for many years, and this is proof it is possible to take your skills to a new level, regardless of where you are in your career.”
In addition, Chief Financial Officer Tristan Glanville earned the Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) designation, which is a nationally recognized standard granted through the Healthcare Financial Management Association. The certification program prepares professionals responsible for the often complex and challenging aspects of healthcare finances. By earning the CHFP certification, individuals have demonstrated detailed knowledge and skill in healthcare financial management. There is a 40 hour online course and training program prior to taking a mandatory four and one-half hour exam to earn the CHFP certificate.
“The course work and certification enhanced my knowledge and ability to approach healthcare finances more strategically,” said Tristan. “This training, combined with many years of working in finance, will help Adirondack Health thrive during the transformation of healthcare as we work to raise the bar for quality care while lowering costs.”
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