Nursing at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center
It is an exciting
time to be a Memorial nurse. We are on
our Magnet and the Baldrige Journey, and many of our nurses are involved in the Nursing Strategic
Plan as well as our Organizational Strategic Plan. Many of our nurses are leaders and
facilitators of the 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) and was given an A grade
by The Leapfrog Group. There are only
102 hospitals nationally that have been given the 5-star rating by CMS, and we
are the only A-rated hospital in our region.
We also received the Governor’s Award from The Partnership for
Excellence, a regional Baldrige organization, making us one of less than 20 hospitals to
have achieved this level.
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
Nursing Annual Report
Note from the CNO
Our Memorial nurses provide evidence-based, patient-centered, compassionate care through faith, collaboration, and advocacy. Our Nursing Vision is “Empowerment and commitment advance nursing practice by providing patient-centered, compassionate care to our communities.”
Memorial nurses know that our roles here encompass more than a job. We are dedicated to carrying out the healing mission of Christ, knowing that our Mission and Vision are more than just words. These words truly come from the heart of every employee at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Nursing demonstrates their commitment to the Mission by the excellent and dedicated care we provide to our patients and families.
Nurses are making contributions at Memorial in many settings, including inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory, medical practices, information technology, tele-medicine, and clinical engineering. Advance Practice nurse’s work in collaboration with physicians in the Emergency Department, Anesthesia Services, Oncology, Hospitalist Service, Behavioral Health Services, and in select clinics. Their contributions to the care provided here are invaluable.
Memorial nurses play a key role in the organization’s success and achievements. I welcome you to explore nursing excellence and opportunities that await you at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.
Tonya Heim MHA, MSN, RN, NE-A-BC
Vice President of Patient Services and CNO