Lake Regional’s Phillips Recognized for 20 years of CCRN Certification

Kelly Phillips, R.N., Outpatient Services department nurse educator at Lake Regional Health System, recently received national recognition for reaching a significant milestone in the nursing profession. Since 1992, Phillips consistently has maintained critical care registered nurse certification. Phillips is one of 1,611 CCRNs being honored this year by the AACN Certification Corporation and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for 20 years of continuous certification.  

CCRN certification is one of the most advanced professional credentials that can be achieved by a nurse in acute and critical care. As a result, the CCRN designation is highly regarded as recognition of advanced knowledge and clinical expertise.  

“Certification is a rigorous process that requires a commitment to lifelong learning and advancement,” said Michael E. Henze, CEO of Lake Regional Health System. “Throughout her career, Kelly has demonstrated a strong commitment to our patients and their families, as well as the nursing profession. We are proud she is a member of the LRHS team.”  

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Lake Regional Health System provides comprehensive health care services to the residents and visitors of the lake region. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and is two-time recipient of the Missouri Quality Award. Lake Regional Health System also operates primary care, urgent care, specialty and rehab therapy clinics, retail pharmacies and home health services throughout the lake area.