Mercy Recognized For Dedication To Superior Nursing
In recognition of the value it places on superior nursing care, Mercy Medical Center has received Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Mercy is the only hospital in the region, and one of only two in New York State, to receive the designation. Pathway to Excellence identifies the elements of work environments where nurses can flourish. It substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses at Mercy and identifies the hospital as one of the best places for nurses to work.
For an organization to earn the Pathway to Excellence distinction, it must successfully undergo a thorough review process that documents foundational quality initiatives in creating a positive work environment - as defined by nurses and supported by research.
The Pathway to Excellence designation demonstrates that Mercy Medical Center is committed to nurses, to what nurses identify as important to their practice, and to valuing nurses' contributions in the workplace. This designation confirms to the public that nurses working at Mercy know their efforts are strongly supported.
The Nursing Department consists of dedicated professionals who practice compassion and respect for the patients we care for, the community we serve, and the other professions we work with 24 hours each day.
The Division of Nursing functions within the policies of the Board of Trustees of the hospital and our nursing philosophy is consistent with the hospital's mission statement.
We believe that our hospital is the center for excellent health services in our area. Our code of ethics, based on the ANA Code of Ethics, establishes that inherent in the nursing process is respect for life, dignity, privacy and the rights of mankind. Care is provided in a culturally sensitive environment.
Caring is the central an unifying focus of nursing. We recognize that the person is at the core of our nursing practice, and that the nurse/patient relationship is the framework for our practice.
Compassion, protecting patients from harm, teaching patients, promoting health and maintining wellness through a holistic approach, as we draw on nursing's strong scientific knowledge base, is the hallmark of the caring we provide. We strive to make the patient's concerns the number one priority.
Our professional practice model reflects the mission and vision of the hospital. Bedside nurses collaborated with nursing leadership to define the model which includes: our nursing image; our philosophy about nursing care; professionalism and leadership; and our commitment to education and patient care. In the model, we recognize the environmental attributes that support the professional practice of nursing. The dimensions of the model are based on three Nursing Theorists, and their convictions: Watson, Benner and Abdullah.
Mercy nurses partner in multiple decision-making committees called Shared Governance. This professional development model fosters high professional values, encourages research and evidence-based practice, improves the work environment, closely monitors patient safety, and fosters professional relationships with physicians, practitioners, schools of nursing and other healthcare facilities.
Mercy Medical Center is a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®, designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Mercy also is an American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, as well as the recipient of a Get With the Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association. And Mercy's Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program has received an Outstanding Achievement Award from The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
Mercy Medical Center is committed to a continuous learning environment supported through a clinical ladder, unit based Clinical Specialists and monthly educational presentations. Our compensation package is competitive and includes tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness.
Visit us, walk our halls, meet our staff and you will discover "Mercy is for you!"
To learn more about opportunities at Mercy, contact Nurse Recruitment at (516)705-2608
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