Maddy Pearson (right) meets clinical nurses Monica Crowley (left) and Debelyn Leach (center) during a visit to Shapiro 9 East.

When I look back on this year, I am incredibly proud of how our Nursing and Patient Care Services staff have initiated and embraced new ways of engaging that continue to break down silos, promote a more inclusive, transparent and proactive work environment, and, ultimately, enhance the quality and safety of the care we provide. Our Nursing and Patient Care Services staff have mobilized a several initiatives that continue to demonstrate their commitment and brilliant work – through hospital-wide projects and the countless everyday actions that go on diligently behind the scenes.

As we continue on our journey toward Magnet designation, one thing has become abundantly clear to me: While it’s true that Magnet is about celebrating our excellent practice and patient care, it is our people who drive this work with purpose and instill it with meaning. 

Maddy Pearson, DNP(c), MSN, MA, RN, NEA-BC,
Chief nursing officer and senior vice president, Patient Care Services