Twin Cities Nurses Earn Leadership Certifications 
 
Monday, 16 November 2009 
 
 

Templeton, CA -- Twin Cities Community Hospital nurses Don Baker and Lucy Glaze have earned the designation of Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML). from the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).

CNML, a national credential, distinguishes an individual as being among the elite in the critical role of nurse manager.

To earn the CNML, Baker and Glaze satisfied a list of eligibility requirements that incorporate a blend of work experience and education, agree to adhere to Professional Standards of Conduct, and pass the CNML examination. The CNML examination tests knowledge required of a component nurse manager professional in financial management and technology. The CNML program supports the community of nurse manager professionals and is designed to provide an objective and rigorous standard of professional knowledge and competence.

Further information can be obtained by calling AONE-CC, (312) 422-2807, or visiting www.aone.org/certification or www.aacn.org.

Twin Cities Community Hospital, part of Tenet California, is a 114-bed acute care hospital located at 1100 Las Tablas Road in Templeton.  Since opening in 1977, Twin Cities has provided personalized quality patient care as the cornerstone of its operating philosophy. 

Twin Cities’ new patient tower, opened in fall 2007, provides 30 new private rooms for obstetrics, intensive and telemetry care patients, and 23 ER suites, including three trauma rooms.  Twin Cities Community Hospital provides a broad range of medical, surgical and outpatient care. 

Working closely with affiliated physicians, Twin Cities places special emphasis on clinical services important to local residents, including hip and knee replacement, surgical care, stroke intervention, emergency care and maternal child services.   Twin Cities and its sister facility Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center together employ more than 1,700 local residents, making Tenet the second largest private employer in San Luis Obispo County.  More than 115 active medical staff members practice at Twin Cities and 160 local residents volunteer at the hospital.  The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.