Spring View Hospital Leadership Earns Patient Safety Credential

January 20, 2016

Lebanon, KY (January 11, 2016) Tim Trottier, chief executive officer (CEO), Linda Hunter, chief nursing officer (CNO), and Samantha Port, director of quality and risk management of Spring View Hospital, have earned the esteemed Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) designation. Given by the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS), the three-year certification distinguishes healthcare professionals who have demonstrated competency in patient safety science and have effectively planned and implemented patient safety initiatives.

"Tim, Linda and Samantha deserve to be recognized and commended for pursuing and earning this certification,” said Bill Huston, Chair of Spring View’s Board of Trustees. “It underscores their commitment to ensuring that patient safety is a top priority at Spring View Hospital.”

The nationally recognized certification program establishes core standards for patient safety, identifies benchmarks for healthcare professionals, and determines expected proficiency levels.  To earn the CPPS credential, Trottier, Hunter and Port were required to pass a rigorous, evidence-based exam that tests candidates on their competency in patient safety science and application.

“We are so grateful to have this highly dedicated and skilled team of leaders at Spring View Hospital,” said Adam Montgomery, MD, Chief of Staff at Spring View Hospital. “Their outstanding leadership and proficiency in improving safety measures are extremely beneficial in our efforts to provide quality care close to home.”

A veteran healthcare administrator, Trottier has more than 20 years in healthcare leadership positions. Prior to joining Spring View in January 2014, Trottier was Senior Vice President of Regional Operations at a Health System in Albany, Georgia. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Seattle University, and his Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University.

Hunter has served eight years in hospital leadership positions at LifePoint Health facilities; Spring View Hospital is part of LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company dedicated to making communities healthier.  Prior to joining Spring View Hospital as CNO, she served as Senior Director of Emergency and Ambulatory Care Services at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY.  Hunter earned a master’s degree in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.

Port served as Magnet Program Manager at a local hospital prior to joining Spring View Hospital in July 2014. Samantha earned a master’s degree in nursing from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY, a master’s degree in healthcare business administration from Campbellsville University, in Campbellsville, KY and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY.  She also holds certifications in inpatient obstetrics and electronic fetal monitoring.

For more information about the CPPS credential, contact the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety at (617) 391-9927 or write to info@cbpps.org.

About CBPPS

The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) was established by, but is a separate organizational entity from, the National Patient Safety Foundation, and was created to advance, standardize, and promote patient safety knowledge competencies for health care professionals. To this end, successful completion of the rigorously-designed Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) exam attests to candidates’ knowledge of essential patient safety competencies, upon which time the board confers the CPPS credential. Those attaining the CPPS designation represent a group of committed professionals from across health care that are determined to advance the patient safety field and make the health care system safer for all. To learn more, go to www.cbpps.org.

About Spring View Hospital

Spring View Hospital has been an integral part of the community since 1944. The hospital is a 75-bed facility offering a full range of services with state-of-the art technology serving a population of more than 55,000. Spring View Hospital's staff and physicians pride ourselves on providing advanced quality care and service.