Norton Hospital working together
Norton Hospital’s nursing team accepted the challenge in 2016 to create a culture of working together. “Together” became nursing’s theme.
Together means staff members go beyond their day-to-day interactions to get work done. Together includes delivering patient care in concert with the patients and their families. During Norton Hospital’s journey to creating a positive culture, some significant improvements were realized for patients and the patient care delivery teams.
Working together, we addressed safety and quality in several ways
Working together, we became friendlier
Working together, we became more efficient, creating convenience for patients
Norton Healthcare Institute for Nursing
Norton Healthcare Institute for Nursing was born out of a committee established by Tracy E. Williams, DNP, R.N., senior vice president and system chief nursing officer, in 2008. Its purpose was to centralize nursing core orientation across the Norton Healthcare system, including at Norton Brownsboro Hospital, which was about to open. It was expected that more than 400 new Norton Brownsboro employees would need to go through orientation. The Institute for Nursing was conceptualized to be the formative structure for the professional growth of Norton Healthcare’s nurses. It started with four centers, all of which remain today: the Center for Research; Center for Professional Development; Center for Nursing Practice; and Center for Outreach.
Since its beginning, Norton Healthcare Institute for Nursing has sponsored the following major developments:
The Top 10 Transformational Initiatives for Norton Healthcare Nursing
Key partnerships between Norton Healthcare nursing and others that are driving collaborative research and care initiatives:
Norton Cancer Institute: A decade of progressive
care by advanced practice registered nurses
Advanced practice registered nurses are regarded as vital members of the health care workforce. They are providing care in the United States more than ever, with the number doubling over the past 10 years from approximately 106,000 in 2004 to 220,000 at the end of 2016.
Advanced practice registered nurses deliver autonomous patient-centered care that is efficient and cost-effective. They are an integral part of multidisciplinary cancer care, supporting quality-of-care improvements and mitigating oncology workforce shortages.
At Norton Cancer Institute, the number of advanced practice registered nurses increased from five in 2007 to 25 by the end of 2015. More than half of these providers have earned a specialty oncology certification: six are advanced oncology-certified nurse practitioners, two are advanced oncology-certified nurse specialists and seven have earned oncology-certified nurse designation.
These areas at Norton Cancer Institute are supported by nurse practitioners:
Advanced practice registered nurses will support these future Norton Cancer Institute programs: