Gregg Holt earns credential after year-long process

COLUMBUS – A Mercy Hospital Columbus co-worker is one of eight Kansas health care professionals recently recognized by the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) as certified professionals in patient safety (CPPS).

Gregg Holt, RN, BSN, CPPS, is manager of med/surg outpatient services and quality coordinator at Mercy Hospital Columbus. His certification is the culmination of a year-long professional development initiative that was made possible through scholarships from Kansas Healthcare Collaborative. He earned the credential in part by passing a rigorous, evidence-based examination that tests candidates on competency in patient safety science and application.

“Earning this credential attests to the professional competency in patient safety science and application,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president of CBPPS. “This achievement demonstrates his expertise in this critical discipline and positions him among those committed to and leading patient safety work.”

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Mercy Columbus includes Mercy Hospital Columbus, with 15 beds, as well as family medicine and two specialty clinics, and more than 60 co-workers. It’s part of Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 44 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.