EIRMC recognized for surgical services

The Competency & Credentialing Institute has awarded Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center with its CNOR Strong designation.

The CNOR Strong designation is given to facilities having at least 50 percent of its nursing staff CNOR certified, which is an advanced certification for surgical nurses, an EIRMC news release said.

CNOR certification is defined as “the documented validation of the professional achievement of identified standards of practice by an individual registered nurse providing care for patients before, during and after surgery,” the Competency & Credentialing Institute’s website said.

Nurses seeking CNOR certification must have a minimum of two years and 2,400 hours experience in surgical nursing and must pass a rigorous examination process, the release said.

“CNOR certification is the gold standard in surgical nursing and is a highly sought after personal and professional achievement,” the release said.

EIRMC is the only facility in the region, and one of a select group of facilities nationwide, to earn the designation, the release said.

“We have a great team in the surgical department and it has been a pleasure to work with them to achieve this goal,” said Barry Hawthorne, administrative director of Surgical, Emergency and Trauma Services, in the release. “We are dedicated to supporting excellence in our nursing staff and, as a result, the best possible care for our patients.”

Hawley Troxell, Moffatt Thomas

law firms join forces

Hawley Troxell and Moffatt Thomas, two of Idaho’s two premier business law firms, have joined forces under the Hawley Troxell banner.

The move, which unites 75 attorneys, was effective Aug. 1 and will allow the firm to expand services for clients across the Intermountain West, a Hawley Troxell news release said.

Hawley Troxell has operations in its five locations including Idaho Falls and Pocatello, increasing its presence specifically in Boise and Pocatello, the release said.

For information, visit hawleytroxell.com.

D.L. Evans Bank

to open Rexburg branch

D. L. Evans Bank will open a Rexburg branch in September at 125 Valley River Drive, Suite W. The branch will be the bank’s 30th location.

D. L. Evans Bank is the largest Idaho-based community bank with total assets in excess of $1.4 billion, a bank news release said.

Melaleuca holds IT boot

camp for high schoolers

Melaleuca held its second annual Computer Programming Boot Camp during the week of July 31 at its Idaho Falls headquarters.

A select group of 25 high school students from across eastern Idaho attended the free five-day workshop, which offered a hands-on experience in information technology, a Melaleuca news release said.

“Our goal is to provide students who have a propensity for IT with a practical learning experience and expose them to ideas and innovations that they can’t find in the traditional classroom setting,” said Cole Clinger, Melaleuca chief of staff, in the release.

Returning to lead the instruction was Rex Barzee, the chairman of BYU-Idaho’s Computer Information Technology Department. Barzee, along with two teaching assistants, helped the students develop their apps and create interactive webpages using a variety of cutting-edge programming software, the release said.

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