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Nursing Excellence

It is an exciting time to be a Memorial nurse.

We have achieved Magnet®, and many of our nurses are involved in the Nursing Strategic Plan as well as our Organizational Strategic Plan. Many are leaders and facilitators of interprofessional strategic plan teams. As an organization, we value their contributions. Because of the work many of them have done, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has been designated a 5-star facility by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). We also received the 2018 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest recognition for performance excellence in the nation. Memorial Hospital is one of only 25 health care organizations to receive this prestigious award and one of three to have both Magnet® and Baldrige. Nursing Model

Our Professional Practice Model (PPM) describes how nurses practice, collaborate, communicate, and professionally develop. It is a model that supports our belief in the nurses’ roles as providers of healing and professional excellence. The Healing Hand shows the commitment to the patient, faith, and community through faith, trust, collaboration and patient advocacy. The professional hand signifies our commitment to empowering and continuing the nursing profession through shared governance, recognition, and professional development. The importance of superior patient care is based on the delivery of Radical Loving Care and partnerships between nursing and other clinicians, patients, families, and the community. The PPM defines the components of nursing practice in a way that brings significance to our daily work. At Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, the PPM unifies nursing practice throughout the entire organization, on and off campus.

Shared Governance is a partnership between clinical nurses and leadership where nurses are empowered to utilize their clinical knowledge and expertise to impact decision-making. Shared governance, driven by nursing at Memorial Hospital, includes the following councils that meet on a regular basis:

  • Nursing Practice Council
  • Evidence Based Practice Council
  • Interprofessional Research Council
  • Department/Unit Council
  • Advanced Practice Nurse Council
  • MPM Practice Council
  • Professional Development Council

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