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South Shore Hospital Program Accredited by National Nursing Organization

For Immediate Release:
Media Contact: Sarah Darcy
May 14, 2007
(781) 624-8970

South Weymouth, MA — The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the largest and most prestigious nursing credentialing organization in the United States, has recognized the nursing education program at South Shore Hospital by awarding the program with an initial two year accreditation.  

To remain current, nurses, certified in their specialty, must complete continuing education from a recognized agency providing quality education.  With the ANCC accreditation, nurses working at South Shore Hospital are now able to get nationally recognized continuing education at South Shore Hospital free of charge.  

The ANCC system for accreditation of continuing nursing education is a voluntary recognition process. Institutions choose to apply for accredited status from the ANCC and undergo a comprehensive review. Once accredited, an institution agrees to abide by the ANCC’s rigorous standards.

 As the credentialing arm of the American Nurses Association, ANCC accreditation and nursing certifications are highly regarded by federal, state and local agencies. The ANCC’s Accreditation Program only recognizes organizations that offer excellent continuing education to nurses.

South Shore Hospital is a 318-bed, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable provider of acute, emergency, outpatient, home health, and hospice care to the people of Southeastern Massachusetts. South Shore Hospital’s home care division includes South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the South Shore, and Home & Health Resources. The hospital’s 900-member medical staff represents all leading medical specialties. South Shore Hospital employs 3,800 people, supported by a team of 600 volunteers. South Shore Hospital is licensed to provide Level II Trauma care and Level III Maternal/Newborn care. Please call (781) 624-MORE (6673) or visit southshorehospital.org for a referral to a South Shore Hospital physician.

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