Since attaining Magnet Status - an observation
Many of you reading this blog are probably aware that Scottsdale Healthcare recently became the first multihospital health system in Arizona to achieve elite Magnet recognition (an achievement shared with fewer than 25 other multihospital health systems in the US!)
To nurses and others, Magnet recognition is the most meaningful benchmark for quality care and nursing excellence. It also has to do with nurses having more power. What it means is that the people who work at the bedside have the power to control their practice and say how things are going to be done.
I think this has been a real key to delivering the highest quality of patient care possible. I’ve noticed that the nurses here are beginning to truly believe in shared governance, which is what the magnet status is all about.
- Deborah Thelwell, RN, BSN
Spotlight on: Career Development
"I feel that Scottsdale Healthcare offers one of the best financial packages for continuing education in the area. I certainly benefited from that by getting my bachelor’s degree and also my CCRN through the support of the hospital.
The Scottsdale Healthcare system is large enough that you can really expand your wings and go into pretty much any area of specialty that is of interest to you. You get constant encouragement—I have really appreciated that.
The SHINE program is at the heart of career development here. SHINE stands for Scottsdale Healthcare Investment in Nursing Excellence. It rewards nurses for doing all sorts of different things - it may be developing a change project on their unit to make something better, it may be going out into the community to help with vaccinations, screenings, or any number of other things.
SHINE rewards nurses in different ways, with personal recognition, money you can put toward going to seminars and things, and also, you get a bit extra in your paycheck."
-Sarah Mastores, RN, BSN, CCRN, Nurse Manager, Pre-op/PACU
Occupational Therapist Month!
“Scottsdale Healthcare has the best OT’s around! As I think about OT Month this year, I am reminded at how fortunate we are to have such a dedicated staff of professionals. They are passionate about on-going learning, committed to their patients and team-mates, and keep our department advancing in clinical care. I know OT’s have so many employment opportunities in today’s job market. To have them select SHC as their “home away from home” is an honor.”
- Mindy Richardson, Therapy Services Scottsdale Healthcare