Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Lawrenceburg Directors Earn Patient Safety Credentials

October 16, 2019

Lawrenceburg, TN--The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) recently recognized Tia Morris MSN, RN, Nicole Brewer BSN, RN, and Heather Wilson BSN, RN as Certified Professionals in Patient Safety (CPPS).

            “Earning this credential attests to these director’s professional competency in patient safety science and application,” said Patricia McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPS, President, CBPPS. “This achievement demonstrates their expertise in this critical discipline and positions them among those committed to and leading patient safety work.”

            Morris, Brewer, and Wilson earned this credential in part by passing a rigorous, evidence-based examination that tests candidates on their competency in patient safety science and application. Morris is currently employed as director of Emergency Services, Brewer is director of Intensive Care, and Wilson is director of Inpatient Rehabilitation at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Lawrenceburg.

            With the conferring of certification, Morris, Brewer, and Wilson are 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 cpps@ihi.org.

About CBPPS

The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) was established by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) as a separate organizational entity in 2012. Effective May 1, 2017, NPSF merged with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). CBPPS was created to advance, standardize, and promote patient safety knowledge competencies for health care professionals. To this end, successful completion of the rigorously-designed Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) exam attests to candidates’ knowledge of essential patient safety competencies, upon which time the board confers the CPPS credential. Those attaining the CPPS designation represent a group of committed professionals from across health care who are determined to advance the patient safety field and make the health care system safer for all. To learn more, go to www.ihi.org/cpps.