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John Randolph Medical Center Nursing Leader Granted Stroke Certified Nursing Credential

July 01, 2014

Richmond, Va. (July 1, 2014) – Donna V. Doherty, R.N., director of clinical accreditations at HCA Virginia’s John Randolph Medical Center, recently earned the Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) certification from the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing.

The Stroke Certified Registered Nurse credential formally recognizes the attainment and demonstration of a unique body of knowledge necessary for the practice of stroke nursing. This includes clinical practice, consultation, administration or education in the neuroscience field.

"This credentialing is evidence of Donna’s clinical expertise, leadership and commitment to neuroscience nursing practice," said Suzanne Jackson, chief executive officer of John Randolph Medical Center. "We are thrilled to have her on our team and congratulate her for achieving such an honor."

SCRN status is granted for five years and is renewed through validation of continuing education or re-examination. There are approximately 400 (0.014 percent) registered nurses in the United States who have earned the SCRN designation.

The American Board of Neuroscience Nursing is the independent, not-for-profit corporation established to design, implement and evaluate a certification program for professional nurses involved in the specialty practice of neuroscience nursing. For more information, visit http://www.abnncertification.org/.

About HCA Virginia...As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive provider network, HCA Virginia Health System operates 13 hospitals and 30 outpatient centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $365 million in uncompensated care and pays $72 million in state and local taxes each year. HCA Virginia includes 4 imaging centers, 6 outpatient surgery centers, one freestanding emergency room, and 7 hospitals – Chippenham, Henrico Doctors’, John Randolph, Johnston-Willis, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’ and Spotsylvania Regional.