Theresa Dix, Chief Nursing Officer Earns Patient Safety Credential

March 7, 2018

The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) recently recognized Theresa Dix, Chief Nursing Officer at Wythe County Community Hospital as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS). 

The National Patient Safety Foundation created the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential to establish core standards for the field and set an expected proficiency level for those seeking to become professionally certified in patient safety. To date, more than 2,000 professionals have achieved the CPPS credential. They represent physicians, nurses, pharmacists, patient safety professionals, quality and risk management professionals, healthcare executives, nonclinical health care professionals and others with the requisite background throughout the US and nine other countries.

“I am excited about earning this credential,” said Dix. “Patient safety is at the forefront of everything we do at Wythe County Community Hospital.  I appreciate the support from many levels of our team to provide the right care and the highest level of quality care.”

“Patient safety and high-quality care is a priority at Wythe County Community Hospital,” said Joe Wilkins, CEO.  “We congratulate Theresa on this accomplishment and her dedication to patient safety.”

With the conferring of this certification, Dix is 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 info@cbpps.org.