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October and November 2008

October/November eNewsletter (PDF)

In This Issue:

The History of Magnet™ at CKHS: 15 Years of Evolution and Growth

Long before Crozer-Keystone officially decided to pursue the Magnet Designation®, elements of the Magnet™ philosophy were already taking hold throughout the system. More>>

Nurses Celebrate Success at "Mixer for Nursing Excellence"

The September 25 mixer was a time to celebrate our progress toward Magnet Designation and provide details for future plans. More>>

CKHS Journey of Nursing Excellence and Magnet Designation®

Crozer-Keystone's pursuit of Magnet Designation is a reflection of the professional excellence our nurses strive for every single day. More>>

The Five Model Components of ANCC's Magnet Recognition Program®

From transformational leadership to empirical quality results, learn about the five model components of the Magnet Recognition Program. More>>

Unit Council: Sharing Leadership at the Unit Level

What is the Unit Council's role? Its goals? Who participates in the Unit Council and what do they achieve? This article succinctly explain this and more. More>>

Peer Review: A 360° Approach to Performance Evaluation

"Peer review is the process by which one assesses, monitors and makes judgments about the quality of care provided to patients by other peers as measured against established standards of practice." ANA 1983

Learn about the 360° Performance Evaluation process, what it means to nurses and when it will be rolled out at Crozer-Keystone Health System. More>>

Spotlight On: Magnet Ambassadors

Read about Magnet Ambassadors Donna Jann, RN, OCN, Christine Keating, RN, Mary Weldon, RN, CDE, and Lisa Willis, RN, BSN. More>>

Executive Endings

Zanet Lester, RN, MSHA, Coordinator, CKHS Center for Nursing Excellence, shares her thoughts on what it means to be a Magnet™ nurse and Magnet organization. More>>