Local Professionals Earn Nationally Recognized Certifications in Healthcare

Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital
Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital

Laura Forbes and Jacintha Stephen, both employees at the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center on St Croix, recently received certifications from nationally recognized healthcare improvement organizations.

Laura Forbes The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) recently recognized Laura Forbes, RPh, CPM, CPPS, PRS of Christiansted as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS).

Forbes earned this credential in part by passing a rigorous, evidence-based examination that tests candidates on their competency in patient safety science and application. She is currently employed as chief pharmacist at Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center.

With the conferring of certification, Forbes is privileged to use the CPPS credential.

For more information about the CPPS credential, contact the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety at (617) 391-9927 or write to [email protected].

Jacintha Stephen Jacintha Stephen, MSN/HCA, RN, has passed the CJCP ® examination and is now a Certified Joint Commission Professional (CJCP ®). The CJCP exam is three hours long and is based on The Joint Commission’s standards and survey process.

She is currently employed as a performance improvement specialist at Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center.

By passing the exam, Jacintha proved a solid understanding and proven expertise on the Joint Commission’s accreditation process and standards, including areas such as Medical Staff, Environment of Care, Leadership Skills, Performance Improvement and Patient Safety (including National Patient Safety Goals ®).

Benefits of being a CJCP include:
• Employers can rely on the CJCP to play a leading role in our accreditation and compliance activities.
• CJCP’s stay up to date via ongoing education provided by the Joint Commission and/or Joint Commission Resources as part of their ongoing CJCP commitment. The education will benefit all departments in the organization.
• CJCP’s have access to updates, frequently asked questions, newsletters, as well as free trials and exclusive educational opportunities.
• CJCP’s will receive periodic discounts on products that the employer can also benefit from

More information on CJCP Certification can be found at https://www.jcrinc.com/cjcp-certification/

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