Cimbalo re-elected to American Board for Transplant Certification
Monday, November 10, 2003
Sue E. Cimbalo, R.N., C.P.T.C, senior coordinator for the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network, has been re-elected to the board of directors of the American Board for Transplant Certification. The independent, nonprofit organization develops and monitors professional credentialing for procurement and transplant coordinators.
Cimbalo, a Farmington resident, has served for two years as chair of the procurement committee that creates the examination for procurement coordinators for the American Board for Transplant Certification. Prior to serving as chair, she was a procurement exam committee member for 5 years. She also has assisted in the development of an exam for transplant nurse certification that will debut in the fall of 2004.
She has been with the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network since 1991. Prior to joining the organ procurement organization, Cimbalo was a nurse in the neonatal unit at Strong Hospital for 15 years.
The Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network covers 19 counties with a population of 2.4 million, and serves 44 hospitals and the University of Rochester Medical Center and SUNY Upstate Medical University transplant centers. It performs well above the national average in organ recovery. It has been the best in the state for eight out of 10 years, and is in the top 10 percent in placing organs for transplantation.