St. Vincent Health System

2936 WordsJul 17, 201512 Pages
Hospitals in today’s society are functioning in a way that is changing with the advancement of technology and the way organizations are training and educating their staff. Greater opportunities that are emerging in the healthcare profession are causing hospitals to expand, for instance CHI St. Vincent Health System and their nurses. CHI St. Vincent is an organization whose one and only purpose is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church. By that I mean to create a healthier community they are supported by education and research human dignity. CHI St. Vincent Health System is not only Little Rock’s first hospital ever established in 1888, but the only hospital to be started by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth who were in fact nurses.…show more content…
The 447-bed Catholic hospital is the number 1 hospital in Arkansas according to U.S. News & World Report 's 2014-15 rankings ("Chi St. Vincent," 2015). It is also ranked as high-performing in geriatrics, and nursing staff. CHI St. Vincent Infirmary is the first and only Arkansas hospital with magnet designation for nursing excellence. Today, more than 127 years later, they now offer state-of-the-art critical and emergency care in a brand new facility at St. Vincent Infirmary. CHI St. Vincent takes pride in their nursing staff and makes it their main priority to recruit and retain the best caregivers in the state of Arkansas. Having a significant number of specialists in cardiovascular, neurosurgical, oncology, orthopedic, general surgical, and urology sets this organization apart of other hospitals in the state of Arkansas. The services provided by these healthcare professionals give comprehensive care to patients from Central Arkansas, the surrounding region, and literally throughout the world, but not without the outstanding help of their nursing staff. A nurse’s role consists of providing care in a variety of settings to individuals, groups, families, and communities. They have to be strong, consistent and knowledgeable leaders, who inspire others and support professional nursing practice. When it comes to being a nurse in a top ranked hospital, leadership is an important part for a highly qualified professional practice
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