January 2014 - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Center for Nursing Excellence Newsletter January 2014


In This Issue:

A Message from the Chief Nursing Officer

A look at the work of the Quality and Safety Council and Perioperative Nurse Practice Council following the Nursing Strategic Planning Retreat. More >

Improving Care and Reducing Re-Hospitalizations

Fewer patients in the Crozer-Chester community are making return trips to the hospital thanks to the efforts of CHKS Home Health. Recognized and respected for its success in reducing re-hospitalization rates, CKHS Home Health is working to improve upon its already strong reputation. More >

New Application Gives Nurses the Gift of Time

Nurses at Taylor and on Crozer’s 2-South and Emergency Department, have seen the time-saving benefits of Single Sign-On (SSO), a portal-like computer application that streamlines work flow and eliminates the need for nurses to individually login to each program (ex: PICIS, ECARE or MAK). More >

CKHS and Widener Team Up to Offer Education and Employment

Last year, the Widener University School of Nursing partnered with CKHS on a pilot program to provide nursing students with both education and employment. How have the 40 junior nursing students from Widener performed at CKHS? More >

Peggy Buckson, B.S.N., R.N. Receives Crozer-Keystone’s First DAISY Award

Crozer-Keystone introduced the DAISY Award in 2013 to recognize nurses who demonstrate the ideals of a DAISY nurse: Dedicated, Autonomous, Innovative, Selfless and ExtraordinarY. Buckson was honored by her colleagues in October as Crozer-Keystone’s first DAISY Award recipient. More >

The Sleuth

Read the Winter 2014 edition of The Sleuth from the CKHS Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research Council. More >