For Immediate Release
July 11, 2016

Contact: Christa Martin, 256-386-4107

Hood Completes Emergency Preparedness Certificate

Sheffield, Ala.- Ronda Hood, Director of Cardiopulmonary Services and Safety for Helen Keller Hospital, recently completed the Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professional (HEPP) Certificate Program. This program is offered through the University of South Alabama.

Hood voluntarily participated in the 11 month online course from July 2015-June 2016. In this time, she completed more than 250 hours of instruction, research, and practical application to further her capabilities to prepare and respond to emergencies and all-hazards events within healthcare settings, in particular at Helen Keller Hospital.

Throughout the course, Hood demonstrated dedication and excellence in advancing her knowledge and awareness of emergency preparedness through her participation and completion of assignments.

"Ronda's certification and education in emergency preparedness will be a huge benefit to Helen Keller Hospital's safety efforts," said Paul Storey, Helen Keller Hospital CEO. "It is important that we are constantly ready for any emergency or event, and this keeps us on that track."