Message from Dale

Message from Dale, Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President of Patient Care Service December 10, 2020
Dear Colleagues,
On Tuesday, December 8th, SHC’s interdisciplinary Shared Leadership Councils (SLC) hosted an engaging year-end virtual retreat. During this session, we heard from CEO David Entwistle, who reflected on our organization-wide virtual Magnet site visit and provided updates about COVID-19Also during this meeting SLC disseminated updated information about our new 2021 Strategic Plan and we celebrated our virtual Magnet site visit, which showcased our culture of nursing excellence spanning across the entire organization. Finally, DAISY Awards,PNPD promotions, and Friends of Nursing (FON) Grant recipients were recognized. During the presentation of the DAISY Recognition Awards for Extraordinary Nurses we were joined by Bonnie and Mark Barnes, the Founders of the DAISY Program. Thank you to everyone who participated in this invigorating SLC retreat; your commitment to uplifting healthcare and advancing SHC’s patient-centered care is outstanding.

Another celebration from this week was SHC receiving the worldwide 2020 Gartner Eye on Innovation Award for Healthcare and Life Sciences which highlights SHC’s MyHealth App, the team of 23 TUG robots, real-time location systems, and overall flexible technical infrastructure. Thank you to all nurses and interprofessionals who have been involved in the designing, implementation, applying, and education of these innovations in technology and congratulations! Click here to read more.Also this week we focused on cultivating meaningful compassion for ourselves, our colleagues, and our loved ones during Compassion Week. From December 7th through December 11th, SHC and HealthySteps to Wellness hosted virtual interactive sessions that focused on the development of healthy compassionate practices such as how to nurture hope and kindness and integrating the principles of Jean Watson’s therapeutic Caritas Processes. Through these mini healing events and SHC’s downloadable compassion toolkit, we hope to foster a supportive environment that reflects the principles of Caring Science and the Theory of Human Caring while preventing burnout and fatigue during this challenging time. I encourage everyone this week to take a quiet moment to practice mindful awareness, self-kindness and self-compassion, thereby deepening one’s personal compassion for all humanity. 
With respect and admiration,
Dale Beatty, DNP, RN, NEA-BCChief Nursing Officer and VP of Patient Care Services

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