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American Sentinel University and Colorado Hospital Association Name North Suburban Medical Center Nurse Colorado Health Care Star

Award Recognizes Gaby McCormick at North Suburban Medical Center as a Health Care Professional Making a Difference

AURORA, Colo. – June 22, 2017 – American Sentinel University and the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) named Gaby McCormick, RN, BSN, VP of Quality, Risk and Infection Control at North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton, as a Colorado Health Care Stars Award winner. This award recognizes McCormick as an exceptional health care professional.

Colorado Health Care Stars is a statewide health care professional award recognition program sponsored by American Sentinel University and CHA. The program was launched in February 2015 to acknowledge clinical professionals in Colorado who exceed expectations in the delivery of health care.

McCormick takes a collaborative approach to her role as Vice President of Quality to help North Suburban Medical Center achieve quality recognition for the hospital, including its sixth consecutive “A” rating from The Leapfrog Group and the recent sepsis certification from The Joint Commission making North Suburban the only hospital in Colorado to receive this distinction.

She was instrumental in ensuring the hospital received recertification of its Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission and plays a vital role ensuring that North Suburban prioritizes patient safety and the patient experience.

“Gaby is an exceptional leader and is a tremendous asset to the North Suburban team,” says Jennifer Alderfer, President, and CEO, North Suburban Medical Center. “The staff regularly comments on how committed she is to the accountability and integrity of her work and her team. Gaby is a role model for the staff and leaders alike, and we are proud to honor her as a health care star.”

Nurses like Gaby McCormick embody the important role that nurse leaders play in health care today,” says Chris Wolfe, Vice President of Partner Relations and Program Strategy at American Sentinel University. “Nursing needs more leaders like Gaby who can role-model excellence, encourage collaboration, bring teams into alignment and ensure the best possible outcomes for the organization, and most of all, their patients. We are proud to name Gaby a Colorado Health Care Star and recognize her valuable leadership for the staff and patients at North Suburban Medical Center.”

Nominate The Next Colorado Health Care Stars Winner

Nominate an exceptional clinical professional by completing the nomination submission form. CHA selects twelve individuals from the pool of nominees throughout the program year. Winners are featured on the CHA Career Center website, receive a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of American Sentinel University and are entered into a drawing at the end of the year for a monetary scholarship toward an accredited health care certificate or degree at American Sentinel University.

About the Colorado Hospital Association

The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) represents 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout Colorado. CHA partners with its members to work towards health reform and performance improvement, and provides advocacy and representation at the state and federal level. Colorado hospitals and health systems are committed to providing coverage and access to safe, high-quality and affordable health care. In addition, Colorado hospitals have a tremendous impact on the state’s economic stability and growth, contributing to nearly every community across the state with 72,000 employees statewide.

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online nursing degree programs in nursing, informatics, MBA Health Care, DNP Executive Leadership and DNP Educational Leadership. Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The university is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Accrediting Commission of DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.