Nursing conference
Madigan Healthcare System nurses gathered in Federal Way, Wash., to chart out the hospital's nursing future during the Nursing Strategic Planning Conference April 22 and 23. Nurses focus on four strategic imperatives: Human Capital, Warrior Care, Evidence-Based Management and Leadership.

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Forty-nine Nursing staff members assembled at Dumas Bay Conference Center in Federal Way, Wash., for the Madigan Healthcare System Nursing Strategic Planning Conference April 22 and 23.

Participants represented inpatient and outpatient staff of all levels, from the bedside staff nurse to the deputy commander for Nursing, and every position in between.

Their purpose: to set the strategic direction of Nursing in support of Madigan Healthcare System.

The stage for the conference was set early on by a panel discussion about the complimentary relationship between the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence, the Beacon Award, Medical Home Model, Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety, Quality Patient Care, and the System of Care Professional Practice Model.

Using these milestones and tools in combination with the balanced scorecard of both Madigan and the Army Nurse Corps, the groups set Nursing's strategic direction by turning the balanced scorecards from concept to plan by writing operational goals, objectives and outcomes.

This was accomplished by establishing diverse groups representing the four strategic imperatives: Human Capital, Warrior Care, Evidence-Based Management and Leadership, who looked at past accomplishments and goals, setting new ones to support the organization's mission and vision, then developed plans to meet these goals.

The environment was extremely relaxed and comfortable with cool but dry weather leading to a very productive conference.

A great deal of thanks as well as a large share of the credit for its success is the direction and guidance provided by Dr. Lori Loan, Nursing Research consultant.

In order to continue the momentum of this outstanding work, each imperative team will report back to the Nursing Executive Committee for guidance and tracking of the progress of these workgroups.

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