CNE Message of the Week (1-21-2021)

Dear colleagues,

Last week, we kicked off the year’s first Shared Leadership Council meeting with a Town Hall. It was an honor to have Quinn McKenna, Chief Operating Officer, who presented and opened the stimulating discussion entitled “California Dreaming,” which included Stanford Medicine’s mission and vision. At the same time, I had the opportunity to provide a status update on Santa Clara County’s vaccinations, COVID-19 county bed-capacity, and answer some of your questions about the latest on COVID -19. Thank you to all of our Shared Leadership Council members and advisers; your collaborative leadership is much appreciated, especially during this challenging time.

On January 13, 2021, we celebrated the Grand Re-opening of K7 as the mobile Acute Care for Elders (ACE) unit. Acute Care for Elders units are specialized inpatient centers that promote healing and prevent hospitalization complications in acutely ill older adults. Over the past year, K7 nurses and interprofessionals led by Ann Mitchell, RN, CNS, Nannette Storr-Street, RN, AGCNS-BC, Ankur Bharija, MD, Matthew Mesias, MD, Marina Martin, MD, and Sandy Chan, LCSW, APHSW-C, supported by Stanford Geriatric Medicine Service,PCS Professional Practice, and SHC’s membership in the Nurses Improving Care for Health-system Elders(NICHE) organization spent over 700 hours in education and training designed to optimize hospitalized older adults’ care. This exceptional work received significant commendation and was published by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement entitled: “Age-Friendly Health Systems | Case Study: Stanford Health Care” Click here to read the full article.


Please continue to Be safe, Be smart, Be Kind; thank you for all that you do!
With respect and admiration,
Dale Beatty, DNP, RN, NEA-BC Chief Nurse Executive and VP of Patient Care Services

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