Nursing Annual Report

At Garnet Health Medical Center, quality is the center of our continual journey for nursing excellence. Our mission is devoted to improving the health of our community by providing exceptional healthcare. Patient-centered care, which places our patients and families first, is paramount. Transparency and open communication foster a robust and engaged workforce. We are driven by operational excellence, teamwork and collaboration so that nurses are accountable and take ownership to provide an impeccable healing environment for our peers, our patients and our community.

This has been a year of significant growth in workforce numbers, but more importantly in professional excellence. Our Shared Governance Nursing Congress exemplifies evidenced-based practice through ongoing research projects at all levels. Members of our team have been recognized at state, national and international levels. By participating in Shared Governance Nursing Congress Committees and Councils, ORMC nurses make change happen. We work at a facility that encourages staff to use evidence to enhance the quality of the care we provide our patients. Our peers act as a team to teach and mentor each other.

When a nurse obtains their license, they make an extraordinary decision to dedicate their career to the science and art of nursing. Decisions were made on which school to attend and apply their most important years of study to achieve licensure. Choosing a healthcare employer is an important decision. As with many organizations, we are proud of our Magnet designation and proud that over 1000 nurses have chosen to practice the Art of Nursing within our walls. Nursing is the foundation in driving the patient experience to provide exceptional service. The list of achievements for 2019 signifies only a small amount of the work that is done by our nursing staff.

The difference at ORMC is that our nurses own their practice. It is part of our nursing strategic plan and goals. The future is in our hands to enhance the patient experience. The 2020 Magnet re-designation is all about celebrating ORMC nursing excellence in practice.


Lisa Oldham, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC, FACHE
Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services