Nursing: Nurturing the Present and the Future

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Letter from the Chief Nursing Officer

Dear North Hills Hospital Nursing Team:

As I reflect on 2010, I am so very proud of the team you have become. Your commitment to our professional practice is evidenced by:

  • An increase in professional board certifications
  • Autonomy through shared decision making councilor structure
  • Nurse engagement
  • Improved patient satisfaction due to Rounding With Purpose (RWP) and bedside reporting
  • Improved patient outcomes (i.e. Core Measures)

Caring is the foundation of our professional practice model, our care delivery model, our philosophy, and our mission. Our caring values and nurturing approach to patients and their families result in great outcomes every day.

I am appreciative each and every day that our environment is one where you are respected for your contributions and where you maintain the highest standards of practice. I would not want to work any place else! We are truly at a tipping point...thus we begin our Magnet Journey.

Jane McCurley
Chief Nursing Officer

Read our 2011 Strategic Plan for Nursing

Transformational Nursing

Transformational Leadership identifies and communicates vision and values, and it asks for the involvement of the entire nursing organization to achieve the vision. North Hills Hospital has adopted The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® as our nursing leadership framework.  (The Leadership Challenge, Kouzes and Posner, 1995)


Read about our Leadership Challenge Workshops

Structural Empowerment

Nurses throughout the organization are involved in self-governance and decision making structures and processes that establish standards of practice and address issues of concern. Multiple strategies establish processes and expectations that support professional learning, role development, and career advancement.

Read more about our Structural Empowerment

Nursing Excellence Award

The hospital’s Nurse Practice Council selects an annual recipient for the Nursing Excellence Award based on the following criteria:

  • Leadership/membership in professional nursing organizations.
  • Community service demonstrated through volunteering or lecturing.
  • Ability to act as a role model for their colleagues.
  • Utilization of the CARING model as a compassionate caregiver.
  • Significant contributions in nursing.

Read more about our Great 100 Nurses

Exemplary Professional Practice

Nurses understand and apply an evidence based conceptual and clinical framework to enhance their professional practice and guide how they collaborate, communicate, and develop professionally to provide the highest quality care for those served by North Hills Hospital.

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New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements

Nurses conscientiously integrate evidence-based practice and research into clinical and operational processes at North Hills Hospital in order to advance patient care delivery and innovation to the highest level possible.

Read more about our Innovations and Improvements

Empirical Outcomes

Nurses make an essential contribution to improve patient care, nursing workforce, and organizational and consumer outcomes.

Read more about our Empirical Outcomes