Research shows that more empowered, more engaged and more satisfied nurses not only reduce patients’ mortality risk, but also improve patients’ experience of care.
In collaboration with physicians, two Emergency Department nurses implemented an algorithm to determine which patients could be treated and monitored in the care tents versus which ones would need to be admitted to the hospital.
“We started a quarterly Zoom wellness social called Toast for Tranquility. Each event had a short educational wellness presentation, but it was most importantly a platform for our providers to share their experiences and struggles with one another,” Dr. Scott says.
“I am inspired by the positive energy of collaboration within all levels of leadership and with the emphasis on helping nurses at all levels by creating the supportive environment they need to be successful.”
“I truly believe if some of our patients had not come to their appointments – they would not have survived.”
To better serve Spanish-speaking patients and their families, SVMHS formed the Culturally Sensitive Care Committee in 2021, with overwhelming support and success.
Nurse certification numbers grew and surpassed program goals in 2021, despite pandemic restrictions. Plus, learn how SVMHS celebrated Certified Nurses Day 2020 and 2021.
With recent improvements, the New Grad Nursing residency program sets nurses up for success within SVMHS. Learn more about its impact.
Data is helping drive success in meeting national benchmarks. At SVMHS, it’s helping our nurses outperform national benchmarks for nurse-sensitive indicators.
In 2021, SVMHS nurse units outperformed national benchmarks for nurse engagement. Learn about the changes that contributed to our growing nurse satisfaction scores.
In 2021, the Structural Heart Program celebrated key milestones for several procedures. Learn how this growth expanded professional development opportunities for nurses.
In response to the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on farmworkers and their families, SVMHS launched two nurse-led programs that have saved lives and more.