Congratulations to J4-ICU, Dialysis team and SHC

Message from Dale Chief Nursing Officer &Vice President of Patient Care Service
July 23, 2020
Dear Colleagues,
I am pleased to announce that in the past couple of weeks, we have made great strides in improving workflows and expanding our commitment to our patients and community through two integral achievements; the J4-ICU successfully received its first post-operative cardiothoracic patient and the opening of the new Dialysis Preparation Workroom in the 500P tower.
After months of extensive planning, training, and education, J4 officially marked their transition into a hybrid Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. This major undertaking was fruitfully launched by the J4 collaborative team of nurses and interprofessionals in partnership with J2-ICU. I would like to especially thank the J2 ICU team for their guidance, mentorship, and support during this remarkable transition.
Furthermore, I would like to congratulate the dialysis team on the opening of their new preparation workstation on the 6th floor of the 500P building. The goal of this additional room is to reduce turnaround times for dialysis patients by streamlining the workflow of transporting patient equipment in the 500P building.
These two improvements demonstrate the exciting ongoing innovations that nurses and interprofessionals have been working towards as a pivotal part of our commitment to fostering an environment of continual progress.

For both of these endeavors, I appreciate the hard work, commitment, and outstanding perseverance of our instrumental nurses and interprofessionals.

Lastly, a huge congratulations to Stanford Health Care for making it into the Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals by the Fortune and IBM Watson Health report.
With respect and admiration,
Dale Beatty, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Office and VP of Patient Care Services

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