Rebecca McDonald, BSN, RN, CIC Earns Patient Safety Credential

August 14, 2018

The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) recently recognized Rebecca McDonald, BSN, RN, CIC of Wythe County Community Hospital as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS).

“Earning this credential attests to Becky’s professional competency in patient safety science and application,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, President, CBPPS. “This achievement demonstrates her expertise in this critical discipline and positions her among those committed to and leading patient safety work.” This makes the third certified CPPS at Wythe County Community Hospital in addition to Theresa Dix, CNO and Becki Snider, director of quality and risk management.

McDonald earned this credential in part by passing a rigorous, evidence-based examination that tests candidates on their competency in patient safety science and application. McDonald is currently employed as director of infection prevention and employee health at Wythe County Community Hospital and is dual certified in infection control.

“I am excited about earning this credential,” said McDonald, BSN, RN, “Patient safety and quality care have been passions of mine for as long as I can remember.  And I have been privileged to have my part in this largely from the infection prevention side. I am excited to see what opportunities to make a difference lie ahead.”

Pictured left to right:  Theresa Dix, Chief Nursing Officer and Rebecca McDonald, BSN, RN, CIC​.