In the following document Banner Fort Collins Medical Center (BFMC) and the University of Colorado Health at Poudre Valley Hospital (UC Health at PVH) will be examined. To begin with, both organizations will be briefly described. Then a nursing philosophy will be introduced for each organization. Following the nursing philosophy, a compare and contrast of each organization’s philosophy will be illuminated. Finally, the summary will conclude with any additional thoughts on philosophy as it relates to the findings of the two organizations described. Initially BFMC was born with the merger of two nonprofit organizations, the Samaritan Health System and the Lutheran Health System in 1999 (Banner Medical Center (BMC), 2016). Today BMC has grown into one of the largest non- profit healthcare systems in the country with its 29 hospital networks in 7 states, and greater than 39,000 employees (BMC, 2016). This past spring of 2015, Banner opened up its 29th hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado. The facility currently has 24 beds and 149 employees (BMC, 2016). Key services that the Fort Collins facility provides are; emergency care, medical imaging, orthopedics, surgery, women’s services and telehealth (BMC, 2016). Because BFMC is new to town they do not have a Magnet designation or any other awards, but they are Joint Commission Accredited. When considering longstanding facilities in Fort Collins, most people think of Poudre Valley Hospital. Poudre Valley Hospital had humble
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This paper brings up my personal nursing philosophy that I am planning to deliver in my nursing career. I believe that nursing is more than merely as a profession, it also involves my medical knowledge combined it with a commitment to quality nursing care with compassion, respect, dignity, and advocacy for each patient. I believe that the interdisciplinary care and collaboration in the medical field are crucial elements that lead to a healthy relationship among healthcare professionals in promoting quality patient care that is individualized to each patient’s needs.
Nursing is a health care service mandated by society; the practice of nursing stems from the beliefs and ideals of the department of nursing (Nursing Management Faculty, 2013). My healthcare organization’s mission statement: A commitment to creating caring healing environments with authenticity and intentionality for all we reach and touch through practice excellence,
In conclusion, I feel that the philosophy of nursing is a combination of core values, and beliefs that teaches us to treat each human being with the respect, compassion, dignity, and uniqueness, regardless of disease, social or economic status, or race that they deserve. My focus with each patient will be to allow them to have the right to be involved in the decision making of their care as well as allowing their family members to be involved in the decision making. I will maintain my beliefs and values by treating every patient, or coworker with respect that they deserve. I believe that each person has a calling in life and it takes a special person to become a nurse.
Nursing philosophy is defined as a nurse or students thought of what they believe to be true about the nature of the profession of nursing and to provide a base for nursing practice. (2016, para.1) The nursing field continues to develop into a professional scope of practice and nurses continue to work to develop a high standard for the profession. The values and skills that nurses’ learn as they care for patients continue to develop into rules and regulations for future nurses. As a nurse it is important to create the best environment for patients, family members and co-workers. After graduating from high school I obtained my STNA and then began my college career in the health field as a physical therapy major. This past year I transitioned to nursing after seeing how much more I am able to work directly with patients. The reasoning behind my nursing philosophy is that I have gained knowledge and love for the profession through working as a certified nurses aide for the last four years. The love for helping others and the ability to help individuals during their times of need has grown on me and developed into a passion. Through education and work experiences my philosophy will transform overtime. Currently, I believe in a nursing philosophy that states strong principals that encompass empathy, compassion, and respect towards patients and their families. In addition, nurses must stay abreast of developing health care trends, be critical thinkers and
Peace Memorial Hospital is a 600-bed, independent, not-for-profit, general hospital located on the southern periphery of a major western city. It is one of six general hospitals in the city and twenty in the county. After doing much research, the Board of Directors has decided that they should open an ambulatory location in the downtown area, to be known as the Downtown Health Clinic (DHC). The clinic will have 4 major objectives: “1. To expand the hospital’s referral base, 2. To increase referrals of privately insured patients, 3. To establish a liaison with the business community by addressing employers’ specific health needs, and 4. To become self-supporting three years after opening” (Kerin
In 2004, Riverview Medical Center (RRMC), originally called The Holy Name of Jesus Hospital, was acquired and revamped by the Hospital Management Associates (HMA) and has become a state of art facility with improved efficiencies to ensure high quality care. “RRMC is a 281-licensed bed acute care facility accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, certified for participation in the Medicare Program, and contracted/participated in Blue Cross Plans” (Richards & Slovensky, 2004). The facility is one of the primary employers in the area and provides job opportunities to approximately 700 individuals” (Richards & Slovensky, 2004). RRMC encountered significant challenges against their competitors, Mountain View, Gadsden Regional and HealthSouth. A major challenge was the fact that they were not the sole or primary healthcare provider in the market service area. Secondly, many of RRMC’s key medical staff members and group practices were not in a central location within the vicinity of the hospital. Thirdly, RRMC’s emergency department was in great need of renovation and they lacked in the variety of clinical programs they offered in terms of cancer treatment, neurosurgery, psychiatry, obstetrics, rehabilitation and surgical outpatient care.
During the 1950s, Florida Hospital transformed its two story farm house to a structure that was able to care for 160 patients. They were able to make improvements to the facility, such as air conditioning, that allowed for year round care to patients. With each purchase of new facilities in the decades to follow, Florida Hospital has grown to over 20 hospitals large, providing services to many people who live in Central Florida and the surrounding areas. This has allowed the network to include many leaders in their respective fields to offer care to patients in many different specialized areas.
Philosophy: The philosophy of the Western Technical College nursing program is derived from the mission, vision, and values of WTC and is expressed in terms of faculty beliefs. As such, the faculty declares and embodies the following
Nursing is an ever-changing and growing profession. Tools such as, the scope and standards for nursing, state nursing legal regulations, code of ethics, and general principles of philosophy are used to set standards and promote growth within the profession. I use these principles and standards daily in my career as a registered nurse (RN). In this paper I will discuss the importance of these factors in my career, and how they all contribute to making outcomes successful for all involved.
Nursing philosophy provides a broad multitude of perspectives that enable us to find meaning, further our understanding related to the human experience, and explore how our knowledge, beliefs, values, and attributes shape and guide the care we provide to individuals, families, and communities (Butts & Rich, 2015). The origins and development of nursing philosophy began with the essential need to further our understanding of complex phenomena such as caring, and other concepts that empirics alone could not explain. The early years of nursing were filled with negative societal perceptions of women with no formal
The University of Nebraska Medical Center-Omaha has recently been recognized for excellence in accommodating individuals with disabilities. This is an excellent accomplishment and one that everyone should be proud of. The state of Nebraska, the State Medical Board, and all persons with disabilities who visit the medical center are very proud of this accomplishment and recognition.
A) California hospital medical center (CHMC) is a member of Dignity health, a California based not-for-profit corporation located in California. Founded in 1986 by the Sisters of Mercy under the name Catholic Healthcare West, Dignity health operates hospitals and ancillary services in seventeen different states and it is the fifth largest health system in the nation. CHMC, is located in the South Park district of downtown Los Angeles. It serves the South Central communities of Los Angeles and other neighboring communities. CHMC a 318-bed not-for-profit hospital is known for its wide range of medical services like obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics and cardiology, oncology, telemetry, sub-acute, and operates the only Level II trauma center in downtown Los Angeles. The CHMC Emergency Room treats over 70,000 patients each year and a gateway to the many homeless people in the area. CHMC is a teaching hospital to most medical and nursing schools in California. It also offers a family residency program that attract residents from all over the state. Prominent neighboring centers include Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.
California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC), has seen several changes over the past decades. Upon its creation in 1887 as the very first hospital in Los Angeles (LA), CHMC remains a cornerstone of LA and a recognized leader in excellence, innovation and community service. CHMC is a member of the Dignity Health and is accredited by the Joint Commission. The hospital provides services to patient populations ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, emergency medicine to gynecology, cardiology to obstetrics, transitional care unit to rehabilitation services, obstetrics to neonatal intensive care units, surgical services and cancer center. CHMC internal strength, lies in the hospital’s reputation as a dynamic and forward thinking organization. The following functional areas will be examine in light with the hospital’s internal strengths: clinical operations, information systems, marketing, clinical support, human resources and financial administration.
The profession of nursing has matured from the time of Florence Nightingale. Nursing has gone from just treating dying soldiers on the battlefield to helping guide people through their entire lives from birth to death. The maturation of nursing has led to changes in nursing philosophy and allowed for practitioners of Nursing to meld these philosophies together to form their own philosophy. In this paper I will explain my philosophy of nursing and compare it to Virginia Henderson 's definition of nursing along with discussing some of the changes to Nurse philosophy I will also discuss some of the difficulties to being a patient advocate.
In 1991 Banner Health started out with 32 hospitals in 14 states with 22,500 employees and 2,882 beds (Banner Health). Currently, their organization has grown to 35,000 employees and 4,360 beds. They also plan to open a Fort Collins facility in 2015