Nursing Excellence at Good Samaritan Medical Center
At Good Samaritan Medical Center, we are proud of our dedicated nursing staff, alongside all team members of the care delivery continuum, who help to create an environment that surpasses the expectations of patients looking for high-quality, compassionate care.
The biblical story of the “Good Samaritan” is rooted in helping one another. This parable exemplifies the practice of going out of the way to help others. At Good Samaritan, this legacy of the “Good Samaritan” and service to one another, serves as a foundation for our strategic plan of ministry, which is underpinned by our Mission, Vision and Values; aligning to support our caregivers in professional clinical practice with the patient at the “center of everything that we do.”
Who We Are
Our nurses have created a mission, vision and values that reflect who we are.
Our Care Delivery Model: Patient Centered Care
Our care delivery model at GSMC is patient-centered care. In patient-centered care, caregivers partner with patients and families to identify the patient’s holistic needs.
Professional Practice Model
A Professional Practice Model (PPM) represents the foundation of nursing practice and provides the basis and purpose of our work. The PPM reflects who, what, why and how we practice nursing.
Our professional practice model journey started in 2008 with a team of bedside caregivers who collaborated to articulate the beliefs and values that frame our Professional Practice model today.
Our Professional Practice Model places the patient and their family in the center of all we do and is based on the work of Dr. Jean Watson (distinguished professor and dean emerita at the University of Colorado, Denver, College of Nursing). Her ground breaking research of caring practices are embedded within the model, as well as Florence Nightingale’s pioneering research - focusing on the environment in which nurses practice.