The Division of Nursing at CVMC's hospital consists of the following departments:
“"I didn't know how lucky we have it – to have a CEO who is interested in hearing what staff nurses have to say – until my coworker said, "I've worked at eight other hospitals over 25 years and I have never been in a meeting with my CEO where she was asking me what I think about nursing issues until I came to CVMC."”
~Sarah Magdon, RN
- Ambulatory Care (includes endoscopy and IV therapy)
- Cardiac Rehab
- Emergency Department
- Inpatient Psychiatry
- Intensive Care
- Med Surgical Unit
- Nurse Resources
- Surgical Services
- Women and Children's (includes the Birthing Center)
Shared Accountability Model
CVMC provides a "voice" for nurses by managing nursing care using the Shared Accountability Model. The model is a collaborative process involving all departments of the medical center with a focus on nursing as the core of the care delivery process. The goal is to give nurses a voice in their practice and the ability to make decisions at a staff level by establishing a structure of unit-based and hospital-wide councils. The councils provide oversight and guidance and provide the basis to execute the Shared Accountability Model.
Each unit has at least one council that focuses on specific quality, patient care practice and professional development. A staff member serves as the chair and the unit determines individual members. The unit director is not a member of the council but serves as an advisor and attends meetings only as requested.
There are six hospital-wide councils that focus on leadership, coordination of patient care, technology, evidence-based practice, quality and professional development. Members of these councils are made up of representatives serving on unit councils.
Safe Patient Handling
CVMC cares about the well-being of our nurses and patients. We've made a significant investment in safe patient handling and mobility equipment in order to reduce staff injuries and improve how we care for our patients. This includes equipment that helps patients walk and weight bear, move in bed as well as lift and transfer. All patients’ mobility status is assessed on a regular basis at the medical center and at Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing to ensure appropriate equipment is utilized.