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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182416
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Sustaining a Culture of Excellence: Pearls from a Twice Re-Designated Organization
Author(s):
Brennan, Maria
Author Details:
Maria Brennan, MSN, RN, CPHQ, St Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey, USA, email: brennanm@sjhmc.org
Abstract:
Keeping an organization energized and focused on excellence is a challenge in todays changing healthcare environment. While faced with financial, regulatory, and reimbursement issues, nursing administrators have an additional focus on sustaining nursing excellence and positive patient outcomes as well. Our organization faced serious financial challenges just after our designation and during our first redesignation. We made significant financial gains during our second redesignation but conscientious spending was necessary to sustain these gains. Innovative nursing leadership and a strong shared governance model allowed us to strategically navigate through the Forces of Magnetism while keeping the organization energized for excellence. Our strategic plan included changing our care delivery system to the Relationship-based Care (RBC) model, integrating a nursing theorist, Jean Watson's Caring Theory, and creating a new position: Director of Nursing Practice and Research. Our innovations included a meditation room for nurses to destress, funding Direct Care RN Research Fellowships, and evolving RBC from a nursing care delivery model to an interdisciplinary care delivery system. Change can be positive and energize an organization when the following pearls are used: Communication is key to success. Direct Care RNs must be part of strategic planning processes. The strategic plans become the agenda of the Practice Councils fostering enthusiasm for the projects. Nurse executives advance these innovations throughout senior leadership of the organization, gaining both the financial and interdisciplinary support needed. Celebrate all successes at the unit level and advertise these successes within the organization and in the community. Challenges are promoted as opportunities for innovation and creativity.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSustaining a Culture of Excellence: Pearls from a Twice Re-Designated Organizationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrennan, Mariaen_US
dc.author.detailsMaria Brennan, MSN, RN, CPHQ, St Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey, USA, email: brennanm@sjhmc.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182416-
dc.description.abstractKeeping an organization energized and focused on excellence is a challenge in todays changing healthcare environment. While faced with financial, regulatory, and reimbursement issues, nursing administrators have an additional focus on sustaining nursing excellence and positive patient outcomes as well. Our organization faced serious financial challenges just after our designation and during our first redesignation. We made significant financial gains during our second redesignation but conscientious spending was necessary to sustain these gains. Innovative nursing leadership and a strong shared governance model allowed us to strategically navigate through the Forces of Magnetism while keeping the organization energized for excellence. Our strategic plan included changing our care delivery system to the Relationship-based Care (RBC) model, integrating a nursing theorist, Jean Watson's Caring Theory, and creating a new position: Director of Nursing Practice and Research. Our innovations included a meditation room for nurses to destress, funding Direct Care RN Research Fellowships, and evolving RBC from a nursing care delivery model to an interdisciplinary care delivery system. Change can be positive and energize an organization when the following pearls are used: Communication is key to success. Direct Care RNs must be part of strategic planning processes. The strategic plans become the agenda of the Practice Councils fostering enthusiasm for the projects. Nurse executives advance these innovations throughout senior leadership of the organization, gaining both the financial and interdisciplinary support needed. Celebrate all successes at the unit level and advertise these successes within the organization and in the community. Challenges are promoted as opportunities for innovation and creativity.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:23:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:23:16Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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