Citrus Memorial Hospital December 13, 2017

Citrus Memorial congratulates Daphne Okonkwo for attaining the prestigious international credential, Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ).

Okonkwo is the Director of Patient Safety and Patient Safety Officer at Citrus Memorial Hospital. She had already obtained designations of Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) and Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM), all of which are international designations for their respective fields.

She recently attempted and passed a fully accredited, international examination that assesses knowledge and understanding of the process to achieve regulatory compliance and accreditation/licensure, program development and management along a continuum of care, and quality improvement concepts as well as departmental management skills. The comprehensive CPHQ credential covers the field of quality, case/care/disease/utilization and risk management and emphasizes how all of these programs and processes integrate into an effective system.

Okonkwo joins the ranks of over 10,000 colleagues in the United States and internationally who have achieved this important career milestone.