"Our patient care
staff lives our purpose each day, creating comfort for patients
and their families through their compassion and clinical
competence." Donna Giannuzzi, RN, Chief Patient Care
The Lee Memorial Health
System's Patient Care Services Division focuses on nursing excellence. It
is actualized in every patient encounter. As a division, we strive to
provide the highest level of service to our patients. Quality is
inherent in everything we do and we recognize that our ability to
provide the highest level of service is dependent upon our
Our goals include
to continue to be the employee of choice for our nurses, the retention of our highly skilled staff,
the empowerment of bedside nurses to drive change within the
organization and the incorporation of
evidence based nursing practice.
within the system have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of
supports both the professional development of novice nurses and
the desire of experienced nurses to seek change in their
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Philosophy of Nursing
We all believe that the
provision of highly skilled, competent and compassionate
nursing care is essential.
professional nursing standards provide the cornerstone of
our nursing practice and patient care.
We believe that
professional nursing is a dynamic process based upon a
combination of knowledge, skills and the provision of care
that incorporate the professional values of respect,
dignity, integrity, creativity, intellectual curiosity and
commitment to excellence.
We strive to improve
the quality of patient outcomes, refine the delivery of
patient care and develop our model for evidence based
We recognize that each
nurse has the responsibility and accountability to provide
excellent care in clinical practice and patient management.
have the right and responsibility to participate in
decisions that affect nursing practice and patient care.
We believe in creating
a model climate for nursing practice and patient care.
We care for all of our
colleagues who are charged with the responsibility for
Our practice is
enhanced in a decentralized, professional environment.
Nursing excellence is achieved through a commitment to
life-long learning and professional advancement.
We believe our patients
and their families receive optimum health care in a
nurturing and supportive environment that fosters
As patient advocates,
we respect the human rights of all our patients.
We are committed to
partnering with patients and their families to provide
needed knowledge and skills to promote self-care and the
highest state of wellness whenever possible.