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NSMC Risk Manager Earns National Credential

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) Risk Manager Carrie Arrieta has earned the designation of Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) by the American Hospital Association Certification Center. Administered since 2000, the CPHRM is a national credential that distinguishes an individual as being among an elite group of risk management professionals. 

As a Healthcare Risk Manager, Arrieta’s primary duties are to ensure the safety of patients, staff and visitors as well as to provide high quality, safe and effective health care. “We are so proud of Carrie’s accomplishment,” says Janet Barnes, Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety at NSMC. “This designation verifies her knowledge in a broad array of health care risk management areas and aligns perfectly with NSMC’s commitment to patient safety.”

The CPHRM certification program supports the community of health care risk management professionals and is designed to provide a national standard of requisite knowledge for which to asses this critical role in health care. To earn the CPHRM certification, an individual must satisfy eligibility requirements that incorporate a blend of education and associated health care-specific professional experience, agree to adhere to the AHA professional standards of conduct, and pass the CPHRM certification examination. 

Arrieta, who has worked at NSMC for nearly eight years, is the first risk manager at NSMC to earn this designation. “It’s gratifying to reach this milestone,” says Arrieta. “I look forward to continuing to use what I’ve learned during the certification process to serve NSMC’s patients and their families.” 

NSMC (North Shore Medical Center) is a multi-site health system headquartered in Salem, Mass., which includes NSMC Salem Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center, NSMC Heart Center, NSMC Women’s Center and the physician network known as North Shore Physicians Group. NSMC and Massachusetts General Hospital together provide care at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. NSMC is a member of Partners HealthCare, which was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. #northshoremed