AdventHealth Gordon has earned the 2019 CNOR (Certified Nurse Operating Room) Strong designation. This achievement represents a facility-wide commitment to nursing excellence and outstanding patient care.

“Our nurses are excellent caregivers and take pride in their work,” said Vernon Gipson, director of surgical services at AdventHealth Gordon. “Receiving this CNOR Strong designation is a testament to their hard work and dedication.”

The CNOR Strong designation means at least 50 percent of the facility’s OR nurses are certified in preoperative nursing. A team of CNOR certified nurses who have mastered the standards of perioperative practice promotes a culture of professionalism and has been linked to improved outcomes in surgical patients.

“A team of CNOR certified nurses in the OR is a testament of greater confidence in their clinical practice and specialized knowledge in perioperative nursing,” said Stephanie Henderson, surgical services nurse educator at AdventHealth Gordon. “A staff of CNOR strong nurses have mastered the standards of perioperative practice and furthers the culture of professionalism to improve outcomes of surgery patients in our community.”