Tower 14AB staff

BWH is pursuing Magnet designation to be formally recognized for the everyday excellence, teamwork and innovation demonstrated at the Brigham. Magnet is the highest recognition given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for health care institutions providing exceptional patient care.

BWH submitted a body of evidence in April that demonstrates how the hospital meets the Magnet model. The Brigham will be notified in the coming months whether it has met the requirements for a site visit. During a site visit, which would take place in early 2018, appraisers speak with employees, patients and families about the quality of care provided.

As part of this journey, BWH Bulletin will regularly share examples of projects and initiatives that reflect our commitment to quality, safety, collaboration and innovation in care to ensure that all staff are aware of how we meet the criteria for Magnet.

Goal for the Day, Goal for the Stay

  • Tower 14AB staff wanted to increase patient engagement in developing plans of care to ensure patient-centeredness.
  • An interprofessional team was formed to evaluate bedside rounding practices.
  • The unit-based nursing practice council developed a “Goal for the Day/Goal for the Stay” card and implemented a process to engage patients and their families in completing the card each day.
  • Using “Goal for the Day/Goal for the Stay” cards to guide beside rounds has increased patient and family engagement in the development of plans of care and enhanced care team communication and collaboration.

Magnet Exemplary Professional Practice (EP) Standard 4