Hedrick obstetric nurses achieve high score fetal monitoring test

March 2, 2018

Chillicothe, Mo. (March 2, 2018) — Nurses in the obstetrics department at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe recently tested in the 97 percentile among their peers in a nationwide assessment. 

The GNOSIS Fetal Monitoring assessment is an analytical test that measures a nurse’s knowledge and critical thinking skills. The assessment can take anywhere from three-five hours to complete, and is taken every other year. This past year nearly 17,000 nurses at 447 hospitals across the nation completed the assessment.

“We are very fortunate to have a hospital in Chillicothe that provides superior service so that people don’t feel like they need to drive two hours for their health care,” said current maternity patient Morgan Cooper. “For my husband Shane and me, knowing that the maternity nurses here scored so high on this test just reinforces our confidence and assurance that we are receiving the best care.”

“I am extremely proud of the scores our obstetric nurses achieved,” said Steve Schieber, CEO, Hedrick Medical Center. “I’m not proud because they achieved a high score in itself, but I’m proud of what the high score means. It speaks volumes to the skill, dedication, and hard work that they display each day. It shows they care about our patients and take the necessary steps to ensure our patients receive the best care possible.”

Cooper Family and OB nurses
(front) Shane and Morgan Cooper, and new baby Charlie; (back, left to right) Hedrick maternity nurses Kelli, Sarah, and Laura

Hedrick Medical Center is a member of Saint Luke's Health System, which consists of 10 area hospitals and several specialty and primary care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the surrounding region.