STRUCTURAL 

EMPOWERMENT

At Stanford Health Care, we cultivate excellence in nursing practice which is translated through our patient care. Nurses at Stanford have the opportunity to learn, grow, and contribute in ways that are meaningful to them. We foster lifelong learning and professional growth from entry to practice through academic progression and professional certification. Nurses are engaged as active partners in decision-making within the organization and beyond, and their voices are valued and respected for the expertise they contribute to outstanding patient care. 

sTRUCTURES THAT EMPOWER

SHARED DECISION MAKING

CARING SCIENCE INTEGRATION

STRUCTURES

THAT

EMPOWER.

STRUCTURAL EMPOWERMENT

Solid structures and processes and strong relationships provide an innovative environment where strong professional practice flourishes and where the nurses are able to fully contribute to the mission, vision and values of the organization and together achieve our desired outcomes.  

KEY COMPONENTS OF STRUCTURAL EMPOWERMENT:

 

Recognition of nursing locally, statewide and nationallYy

Professional engagement in organizational
structure

Commitment to professional development

Teaching and role development

Collaborative relationships with community 

organizations

nurses week

Caritas Fair: Our goal was to continue our awareness of Jean Watson Caring Science as our professional practice theoretical foundation, raise awareness around the power of the caring-healing arts, the value of self-care, and introduce simple strategies that help us practice lovingkindness with self and others every day!!

 

Nurse Week Brunch: We had an excellent turn out serving over 1000 Nurses, Nursing Assistants and Unit Secretaries, had over 20 departments contribute with celebratory and/or informational booths, had a rockin’ selfie booth, as well as gave out over 17 awards and close to $8,500 in scholarships & grants. We want to deeply thank all the departments that helped support this event, including Friends of Nursing and the Medical Office for funding our scholarships and grants.

 

 

Nurse Week Education Fair & Ice Cream Social:  We had over 20 posters submitted to our 1st Annual Nurse Week Poster Presentation. Nurses from across the Stanford enterprise showcased their research, EBP, and educational improvement projects. This was a great opportunity to honor, acknowledge, and communicate how Stanford Nurses are innovating in Nursing practice, improving patient outcomes and transforming healthcare delivery.

 

 

Nurse Week Rounding: In honor of Nurses Week, Dale Beatty, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, our CNO & VP of Patient Care Services, rounded all over the Stanford enterprise every day across our inpatient units, periOperative & procedural areas, to our outpatient clinics.  Stanford nurses serve in over 184 outpatients clinic throughout Stanford growing network.  Stanford Nurses serve the community and public in a wide range of roles and work settings and are on the front-lines of patient care 24/7/365.

 

DAISY AWARDS

Celebrating Nurses who provide extraordinary, compassionate, and skillful care every day...

The Daisy Award, a national award given annually, honors exceptional nurses who demonstrate a “Caring H-E-A-R-T: Honesty, Excellence in Education or Research, Advocacy, Respect, and Teamwork.”

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FISCAL YEAR 2018 DAISY AWARD WINNERS!!

MEANINGFUL RECOGNITION

The richness of nursing care is often difficult to capture via rating scales and patient satisfaction surveys. Through meaningful recognition, we are better able to describe the value and impact of nursing and how nurses inspire, comfort, erase fear, and elevate joy.

DECEMBER 2017

Danielle Allen

D2/G2S


Marlys Ludlow

Dialysis

Callie Nelson

D3

 

MARCH 2018

Erika Lim  Neurosciences

 

Christi Kambs

B2

Anna Yeung

H1 

MAY 2018

Diana Wendell

G1


Shannon Hildebrand

E29

Kim Johnson

E29
 

SEPTEMBER 2018

Diane King-Mendoza

C2

Bernadette Gaestel

B1

Acacia Kautz ​

C2

 

Isaac Stein award for Compassionate Care

helen Benedetti - uNIT E1 

BSN, RN, OCN, BMTCN, CN IV

Helen Benedetti, BSN, RN, OCN, BMTCN, CN IV, from E1 was awarded the prestigious Isaac Stein award for Compassionate Care. This award is presented annually by the Stanford Health Care Board of Directors in recognition of inspiring, compassionate care of patients and families. 

The Malinda S. Mitchell Awards for Quality and Service

Patient and Family Customer Experience

Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology is a large Cancer Care Program at Stanford Health Care. GI Oncology is comprised of multi-disciplinary specialist teams: surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists. This interdisciplinary team led a project to reduce significant delays in scheduling a new patient visit and in being seen by the right cancer specialists.

Malinda S. Mitchell: Award for Quality

Level of Care Accommodations

This team's overall goal was to create a systematic and sustainable method to have the IICU level evaluated daily for appropriate use.   The results: IICU LOS was decreased by 0.4 days overall in 15 divisions.  Cost saving estimates were $1.5 million over 4 months, and the projected realized savings over one year are greater than $4 million.

Thomas A. Gonda Employee of the Year 

Teresa Yip, CN IV, Emergency Services 

The Gonda awards are the highest honor a hospital employee can receive. They are given annually to employees who are nominated by fellow coworkers and selected by a committee based on ongoing and outstanding contributions to the hospital. 

 
 

PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENT

At Stanford, we support and encourage professional growth and learning because these
are essential ingredients To Provide the Best Patient Care in the Nation. Learning prepares
nurses for professional autonomy and advancement in healthcare. We continually offer opportunities
for all our nursing staff to grow professionally and personally and to expand their skills in
leadership and clinical practice.

SHARED LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

The Shared Leadership Council (SLC) at Stanford Health Care (SHC) has been recognized locally, nationally, and globally as a best practice shared governance model. In 2018, SLC has realigned itself with the new ANCC Magnet Application Manual, as well as the organization’s new Integrated and Patient Care Services strategic plans. This culture reset has led to many accomplishments that have impacted clinical practice and the practice environment. SLC’s foundational structure of communication, collaboration, and coordination among all levels of clinicians in all areas and disciplines empowers each other to define, implement, and maintain current practice standards.