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Twelve nurses complete clinical ladder program at GCMH

September 23, 2012
Reinbeck Courier

Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) recently wrapped up the fourth year of their Clinical Ladder program. This is a formal system that recognizes and rewards nurses who demonstrate advanced nursing knowledge and clinical skills. The applicants who meet criteria are rewarded for their proficiency and knowledge based on education, experience, and outstanding independent achievement.

The goals of this program are to assist in recruitment and retention of staff, to increase job satisfaction, and to motivate and reward clinical proficiency and knowledge. This program aims at improving the quality of patient care and promoting input from a wide variety of GCMH Associates.

The Clinical Ladder program is optional and completed yearly. GCMH is among few hospitals its size to offer such a program to their staff. A total of twelve nurses completed the Clinical Ladder program in 2012.

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GCMH Clinical Ladder participants: Back Row: Carol Freeman, RN; Shawna Jones, LPN; Tammi Pierce, RN; Melinda Greiner; RN; Michelle Brown, RN; Front Row: Beth Johanns, RN; Allison Schoolman, RN; and Kayla Anderson, RN.

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