Hale Earns Certificate in Care Coordination

November 11, 2021

Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network certifies that Debbie Hale has met the necessary requirements and has passed the examination to become qualified as a Care Coordinator. 


Hale is a Registered Nurse and received her degree from Rend Lake College.  She has been with Pinckneyville Community Hospital for 4 years and works in The Family Medical Center. In addition to becoming certified in Care Coordination, Hale has 43 years of experience in nursing. 


She reports that the best part of her job is helping people outside of the clinic setting.  Many patients with Chronic Conditions come in to see their Provider and may not understand or remember what they are to do to maintain or improve their health.  “It is very rewarding to form a bond with my patients and know that they appreciate what I can offer to help them manage their Chronic Conditions,” says Hale.


The Care Coordination Certificate course is designed to provide health professionals, such as Nurses, primary care clinical staff and alike, to improve care coordination for patients with chronic conditions, behavioral health issues, as well as incorporating health promotion into their practice. 


The certification process by Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network emphasize the critical function of Care Coordination and their roll in team-based care. What’s more, employers recognize the value of the certification and its validation of Care Coordination knowledge, skills and abilities.  In addition to expertise, education and the distinction of earning the Certification in Care Coordination, Certified Care Coordinators bring value to the employers through specialty expertise.