We have made strides as an organization in both retention and recruitment of nurses. Our nursing workforce is an organizational priority. We have adapted many of our practices based on feedback from our nurses and we will continue to do so.
It’s been exciting to engage with our newly formed system Shared Governance Care Council. Its members bring diverse perspectives from many areas within the enterprise, and they provide processes and structures to facilitate best practices and better overall patient care.
Through transformational leadership in 2022, we have seen remarkable innovations to improve safety, support professional development and improve patient experience. We continued to strive for structural empowerment by improving patient fall rates; helping leaders with change management, best practices and fostering engagement; and giving our staff a voice in optimizing workflow. I look forward to further progress as an organization committed to a unified voice in the decisions that affect our staff and the care they deliver.
Some of the distinctions I experience as a St. Luke’s nurse are a commitment to evidence-based practice, a dedication to our patients and a collaborative approach to patient care. I am impressed by the history of nursing at St. Luke’s as well as the opportunity to innovate and redesign a sustainable care-delivery model for the future. St. Luke’s is fortunate to have such high-quality nursing teams throughout our enterprise who are grounded in both their practice and willingness to innovate.
On safety, quality and excellence, we will not compromise. I think you will find the same in this 2022 annual report. I know we will continue to elevate ourselves and each other through new knowledge, innovation and exemplary professional practice.
For 2023, we are committed to narrowing our focus and driving outcomes. We will continue to focus on many of the same nurse-sensitive indicator opportunities identified in 2022. We are growing in our competency with agility and rapid cycle change, and we will innovate together.
A key area of specific focus for us is belonging, and we will embrace one another as colleagues as we listen and learn together. Every voice matters. Let’s go deep this year, together!
With respect for the work you do,
Senior Vice President, Clinical Practice Integration / Chief Nurse Executive
Our nurses demonstrate the six professional nursing practice roles through their daily practice: