Rachel White of Sacred Heart Emerald Coast Receives Advanced Care Certification

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Rachel White of Sacred Heart Emerald Coast Receives Advanced Care Certification

Rachel White, a registered nurse in the Progressive Care Unit at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, recently received her certification in Progressive Care Certified Nursing (PCCN). This national certification is recognized by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) for nurses that care for acutely ill patients.

Rachel White
Rachel White

The PCCN program reviews clinical expertise in pulmonary, renal, hematology, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurology and multisystem categories, in addition to a professional caring and ethical practices component for advocacy, diversity and clinical inquiry. White joined Sacred Heart earlier this year and continues to excel in her nursing career.

“Rachel is an excellent nurse and has received many letters from patients for the great care she delivers,” said Tina Snodgrass, Patient Care Manager for the Intensive Care Unit and Progressive Care Unit. “She truly understands the mission and values of Sacred Heart to provide high quality, compassionate care to all.”

White earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL in May 2015 and will be starting Nurse Practitioner school next year.

For more information about Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, please visit sacredheartemerald.org.

About Sacred Heart Health System

Sacred Heart Health System is Northwest Florida’s leading provider of high-quality healthcare to children and adults. The hub of the Sacred Heart system is its 566-bed Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola that includes the region’s only Children’s Hospital, a Level II Trauma Center, a Cancer Center affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network and a Heart & Vascular Institute. The Health System also includes Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, a 58-bed community hospital near Destin, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, a 19-bed hospital, in Port St. Joe, and Sacred Heart Medical Group, a large regional network of primary care and specialty physicians with offices across seven coastal counties between Gulf Shores, Ala. and Apalachicola, Fla.  For more information, call 850-416-7000 or visit online at www.sacred-heart.org.