Seven Medical Assistants Earn Credentials

21 Dec 2015 10:35 AM | Deleted user


Seven Medical Assistants Earn Credentials

Ninety-eight percent of the health system’s medical assistants are certified


Farmington, Maine¾


Tania Dawson, MSN, RN, CHPN, clinical instructor at Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH) announces that seven medical assistants affiliated with Franklin Memorial Hospital recently earned credentials, with six becoming certified clinical medical assistants (CCMS) and one earning registered medical assistant status (RMA).


Dawson provided study guides, books, and flashcards to the seven who prepared for the credentialing, and facilitated two 90-minute group study sessions. Participants also had the opportunity to take five practice exams.


Those earning credentials include: Cheryl Foy, CCMA, Franklin Health Farmington Family Practice; Sheryl Plog, CCMA, Livermore Falls Family Practice; Jaclyn Mellor, RMA, Franklin Health Behavioral Health; Becki McGhee, CCMA, FMH Occupation Health Department; Ariel Hunter, CCMA, Franklin Health Internal Medicine; Lauren Farrington, CCMA, FMH Outpatient Specialty Services; and Melany Buxton, CCMA, Franklin Health Internal Medicine.


According to Dawson, 100 percent of all medical assistants system-wide have associate’s degree or military training, and 98 percent of medical assistants are certified − a remarkable accomplishment that provides for a more consistent standard of care for patients.

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