Center for Nursing Excellence
Crozer-Keystone Health System Nurses. One Vision, One Mission, Shared Values.
A Letter from the Chief Nursing Officer:
With five hospitals and numerous outpatient offices, the Crozer-Keystone Health System is a big, diverse organization. We have many different facilities and a variety of settings – some intimate and suburban, others large and urban. This variety could allow for separate nursing cultures to develop and walls to be erected between people and institutions. Fortunately, that is not what’s happening within Crozer-Keystone. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
In recent years, I have begun to see a growing closeness within our nursing ranks. No longer “one” just on paper, but “one” in reality – nurses coordinating with each other, sharing ideas, becoming friends, and working together toward the common goal of Magnet designation. We have merged our policies and procedures as well as our standards of patient care. We have put evidence-based practices in place. We have concentrated hard on shared governance, making sure we have great quality programs, good outcomes, and a robust model of care. Increasingly, all of this hard work is beginning to come together. It has been amazing to watch and a privilege to be a part of. Read more>