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

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. 

 
 

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.

PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENT

STRUCTURES

THAT

EMPOWER.

 

"Learning prepares

nurses for professional
autonomy and advancement
in healthcare."

transformational scholarships

The Transformation Scholarship Program was established in 2004 to provide financial support for Stanford Health Care employees to develop skills in career areas identified as critical by the Hospital. A yearly stipend of up to $5,000 can be utilized for tuition, fees and books on a reimbursement basis up to three years maximum for approved programs. The Transformation Scholarship Program is in addition to any other Education Assistance benefit that the employee is entitled to. 

stanford nursing mentorship program

Stanford’s nursing mentorship program has gone digital. The new streamlined mentorship is a rewarding reciprocal learning relationship where mentors and mentees work to develop the mentee’s skills, abilities, knowledge and thinking.  This new version has been designed to reduce barriers and eliminate the paperwork associated with having a mentor help you grow professionally.  

Sign up today at: stanfordmentoring.com

 

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE

All Stanford Health Care employees are eligible for the Educational Assistance Plan and the Professional Membership Reimbursement Program.
Employees can be reimbursed up to $2,000 per fiscal year (September 1-August 31) for covered expenses.

Ed Damrose, MD, Chief of Staff, picked the winning ballots to receive the Medical
Staff Educational Awards this year. The medical staff honors Stanford nurses by providing
two education awards of $500 to support tuition related to a degree program or attendance
at a professional conference. .

friends of nursing scholarships & grants

Friends of Nursing (FON) promotes professional excellence in nursing at Stanford Health Care.  Founded in 1981, this philanthropic organization raises funds and provides up to $10,000/year to support patient education, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and staff professional development.

 

Friends of Nursing Grant Recipients 2018:
Camela Baron,  Clinical Nurse II, E1
Lauren Dolan,  Unit Educator, F Ground

Nicole Cromwell, MSN, RN, CNL, CCRN, CNRN, Critical Care Response Tea

Megan Oliveira, RN,Clinical Nurse II & Elizabeth Kelly, RN, MSN,  F Ground

Monica Christine R. Nandwani, RN, NP, APP II, Stanford Esophagus Center & Elika Rad, RN, MS, NP-C, APPI, Advanced Lung Disease

Ningning Guo, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, Nursing Professional Development Specialist

 

Professional Organization Scholarship Recipients 2018:
Fritzie Yow,  Clinical Nurse III, Main Operating Room
Heather Swan,  Clinical Nurse II, Main Operating Room

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

At Stanford Health Care, we support and encourage life-long learning through professional growth and continuing education.  Learning prepares nurses for professional autonomy and advancement in healthcare. We continually offer opportunities for nurses to grow professionally and personally and to expand their skills in leadership and clinical practice.

CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We are extremely proud of the Center for Education and Professional Development (CEPD), which is one of the few nursing continuing education centers in the San Francisco Bay Area offering a variety of clinical specialty, leadership, and
professional development classes, supporting the
educational needs of nurses at Stanford and in the
community. With onsite classrooms and faculty, students have the opportunity for face-to-face communication
with speakers and colleagues in formal and informal group settings. The CEPD, which is another example of Stanford’s strong financial commitment to nursing education, offers multiple clinical specialty topics and communication and professional development programs. For more information, visit the 
CEPD website

Medical Staff Education

Awards

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS program

Stanford Nurses collaborated with hospitals around the globe this year, exchanging best practices through hosting over 50 international nurse visitors for a total of 3,792 hours observed. Nurses from Singapore, Japan, Norway, Sweden, China, and Korea flew to Stanford to learn the operations of a Magnet organization. 

In the upcoming year, Stanford nursing has already created new partnerships and expects to expand their relationships with more hospitals, hosting more international nurses in 2019.

Did you know?

 

HEP b FREE

To help our community, this year Stanford Nurses teamed up with SF Hep B Free to volunteer and assist in educating/screening individuals for Hep B. 
Hep B Free is an organization aimed at increasing awareness, prevention, screening, and treatment of Hep B and related liver cancer. Together with SF Department of Public Health, Stanford Asian Liver Center, and AsianWeek Foundation, their goal is to turn the San Francisco Bay Area into the first Hep B Free region in the nation.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER NIGHT

In partnering with Human Resources, Stanford Nursing's Magnet Professional Growth & Development Council hosted their 5th annual Community Career Night with over 250 students and families in attendance.  

Food and beverages were provided and education booths set up to provide education. Multiple nurses, interprofessionals, and members of HR volunteered their time and spoke at the event. 

This year Stanford Nursing welcomed in 24 high school students from the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP). This program is a five-week residential enrichment program focused on introducing these young adults to a host of health-related careers.  These students shadowed nurses and interprofessionals throughout several departments across the enterprise, showcasing our clinical and leadership excellence at all levels and in all roles throughout SHC.   

@Stanford Nursing 2018

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