Nursing Excellence at Good Samaritan Medical Center

Caring is the essence of nursing.  Patients, family and community are our focus at Good Samaritan Medical Center. Caring is critical in helping patients maintain health, promote healing, adapt to stressful experiences, and support a dignified death. Quality nursing care is every patient’s right and every team member’s responsibility.   We believe that nurses are leaders in the care of their patients and have insight, act with intention, remove barriers to quality care, and consistently make patients, families, and staff their highest priority.

Nationally Recognized for Nursing Excellence

Accredited with Magnet status

Good Samaritan received accreditation from the prestigious Magnet Recognition Program® in August 2022. Magnet Accreditation is the nation’s top honor for nursing excellence, quality patient care, and innovations in practice. Only 9.4% of U.S. hospitals have achieved this designation.

The Magnet Commission unanimously voted to credential Good Samaritan Medical Center as a Magnet hospital. In their report, the commission noted several areas of work that were considered “Exemplars.”

The exemplars Good Samaritan Medical Center was recognized for were:

  • Outperforming other hospitals across the nation in falls with injury rates for inpatients and outpatients
  • Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates
  • Hospital acquired pressure injury (HAPI) stage 2 and above rates
  • The following patient experience results - Patient centered-care; Service recovery; Courtesy & respect
professional practice model

Our Care Delivery Model: Patient Centered Care

Our care delivery model at Good Samaritan Medical Center 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.

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