Capital Health nurses are dedicated to improving the health of their patients, their patient’s families, and the community as a whole. In 2019, our nurses expanded their community outreach by providing care to patients at many new medical practice sites and at the satellite emergency room at Capital Health at Deborah –Emergency Services in Browns Mills, New Jersey. As we continue the journey to our fifth Magnet designation, I am certain that Capital Health nurses can achieve anything they set their minds to.
Nurses are the very backbone of any hospital organization, and as we work to advance Capital Health as an independent hospital system for the region, it is imperative that our nurses are a central point of focus and Capital Health remains dedicated to improving the lives of every one of them. The strength of our nurses was demonstrated during our 2019 nursing satisfaction survey, where our nursing response rate was the highest it has ever been. Not only did this exceed our expectations, it also highlighted the empowerment of the nursing workforce and our nurses’ desire to have their opinions heard and counted. The results of the survey help us move forward on our Magnet journey, and we will continue to support a model where nurses have a voice on committees, where nurses lead committees as chairs and co-chairs, and where nurses are engaged in the day-to-day operations of all aspects of care at Capital Health.
I would like to thank each one of you for your dedication to the nursing profession. Patient care is not an individual effort—it takes a team, and the team of nurses at Capital Health continues to amaze me. Rest assured, as your leader, I promise to make sure the voices of nurses are heard at every level of our great organization.
Deborah Mican, PhD, BSN, RN, MHA, CNOR
Vice President, Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer