Nursing at Memorial
Nurturing, Building Trust, Caring for Others
Memorial nurses, motivated by a deep sense of vocation and dedication, believe in an environment in which all individuals and relationships are highly valued. Memorial nurses consider every interaction an opportunity to nurture, build trust and care for others. Collaboration with physicians and other members of the care and support teams is vital to our professional practice.
Nursing at Memorial combines the values of respect, integrity, compassion, excellence and safety with clinical evidence and best practice. In mastering the science, art and spirituality of nursing, we believe the exemplary care we provide is essential to the achievement of the mission and vision at Memorial. We are accountable for our practice in accordance with recognized nursing standards and ethical codes.
Memorial nurses are extensively educated and recognized as experts in the compassionate care of others. Certifications earned by Memorial's professional nursing staff include the following, grouped by nursing specialty:
Cardiac Care/Intensive Care Specialty
Neonatal Intensive Care Specialty
Emergency Room Specialty
Nursing and the Shared Governance Structure
Nursing at Memorial is overseen by a shared governance structure, the purpose of which is to
- provide a mechanism for effective communication and collaboration between nursing staff, ancillary staff and management
- design, oversee and evaluate changes and/or improvements in the practice between nursing staff, ancillary staff and management
- promote a high level of performance by professional nurses
- promote quality improvement and patient safety within the practice of nursing
- promote use of evidence-based practice in the delivery of nursing care
In short, Memorial nurses are deeply committed to providing the best possible patient care through effective communication and collaboration; constant evaluation and enhancement of care; dedication to safety; and use of science and research to better the quality of life of our community.
Spirit of Nursing Awards
Annually we recognize a nurse from each unit for their excellence in care and outstanding presence in the organization. The spirit of the nurses at Memorial Hospital sets us apart from other organizations and creates the foundation of our hospital. The character of a Spirit of Nursing Award winner is built on honor, integrity, authenticity and a deep respect for others. Nursing has a bold voice at Memorial and is leading the way through the Shared Governance Structure creating a very bright future for nursing!
2011 Spirit of Nursing Winners