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HCA Virginia Nursing Leader Appointed to National Emergency Nurses Committee

January 07, 2013

Richmond, Va. (Jan. 7, 2013) — Beth Blankenship, R.N., MSHA, CEN, director of emergency services at Parham Doctors’ Hospital, recently was appointed to the Emergency Department Operations Committee of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).

In this role, Blankenship will be part of a dynamic group of dedicated professionals to address national issues related to emergency nursing practice, emergency care and matters of the association.

“This recognition of Beth’s talents is clearly reflected in the high quality of care provided by her staff at Parham Doctors’ Hospital”, said Ben Warner, chief nursing officer.

The Emergency Nurses Association represents more than 40,000 emergency nurses in the United States and abroad with expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness and nearly all aspects of emergency care. The ENA advocates for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice. For more information, visit www.ena.org.

About HCA Virginia…As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive health care network, HCA Virginia operates 13 hospitals and more than a dozen outpatient centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians in Central, Southwestern and Northern Virginia. In addition to being one of Virginia’s largest employers, it provides approximately $100 million in charity care to uninsured patients each year and pays $100 million in taxes. In Central Virginia, HCA Virginia includes 4 imaging centers, 6 outpatient surgery centers, more than 50 physician practice locations and the 7 hospitals we are best known for - Henrico Doctors’, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’, West Creek Emergency Center, Chippenham, Johnston-Willis, John Randolph and Spotsylvania Regional.