Oak Hill Hospital
February 04, 2014

Spring Hill, FL - Oak Hill Hospital’s Director of Critical Care Services and Vascular Access Team Leader Carlos Cardona recently announced that Stacey Satterfield is now Vascular Access Board Certified (VA-BC). Stacey demonstrated mastery of specialized knowledge by meeting criteria and passing an examination offered by the Vascular Access Certification Corporation. She is the second of our Vascular Access team to obtain the certification. The Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the validation, through certification of a specialized body of knowledge for all professionals working in the field of vascular access. The certification through VACC is multidisciplinary in scope and includes the broad range of healthcare professionals and clinicians actively engaged in the practice of vascular access. Candidates for certification include (but are not limited to): RNs, MDs, PAs, Nurse Practitioners, LPNs, educators, radiology technicians, respiratory therapists, and EMS professionals.

The mission of the Vascular Access Certification Corporation is to certify those professionals in healthcare and related disciplines working in the field of vascular access. Certification is a voluntary process by which a non-governmental agency formerly recognizes specialized knowledge, skills and experience in a designated area. Certification establishes minimum competency standards in the specialty and offers recognition for those who have met the standards. A primary purpose of certification is the protection of the public through a means of measurement of current skills and knowledge through a standardized comprehensive examination.