Nursing Excellence

Jessica
MSW
Oakwood Hospital - Taylor

"You and I Together simply means that we are pursuing Nursing Excellence to make us the best we can be to the community and ourselves."

Jessica
MSW
Oakwood Hospital - Taylor

"You and I Together simply means that we are pursuing Nursing Excellence to make us the best we can be to the community and ourselves."


We believe Nursing Excellence is not a just distinction but a continuous commitment. It’s a vigilant dedication and re-dedication to the growth and advancement of the nursing profession. It’s demonstrating the ability to perform, lead and challenge with compassion—over time.

 

  • Our days are enriched by team huddles, interdisciplinary rounding and practice councils.
  • Our careers are filled with conferences, Continuing Education and inter-departmental research.
  • Our visionary nursing leadership, headed by Chief Nursing Officer Barb Medvec, nurtures all levels of growth and development.

Oakwood nursing is on the journey to Magnet status with our four acute care hospitals. Magnet status is a designation given by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) to hospitals meeting the highest nursing standards. In a Magnet hospital, nurses deliver excellent patient care with positive outcomes with high job satisfaction and hospital-wide collaboration.

To reach Magnet status, we believe that every Oakwood nurse must be an evidence-based leader—and a potential change agent. Our direct care nurses meet frequently to share evidence through unit based councils and nursing corporate councils. Individual Magnet unit champions, steering councils and more are guiding Oakwood to this prestigious designation.

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Magnet Nursing Quilt

We unite the art and science of nursing to offer patients a superior healing experience—mastering everything from clinical excellence to compassionate care-giving relationships. A strong symbolic example of our approach to nursing is the “Magnet Nursing Quilt.”

Nurses across our system were invited to design and create a quilt depicting Nursing Excellence. Every nurse could contribute a square to this hospital-wide creation. What’s interesting: a large majority of the squares depicted images of patient care. This quilt is proudly displayed, demonstrating our passion and patient focus—the motivating factor behind our journey to MAGNET status.