Newsweek World’s Best Hospitals and Certified Nurses Week — Message from Dale Chief Nurse Executive & Vice President of Patient Care Services (March 11, 2021)

Dear Colleagues,   Congratulations to all SHC nurses and interprofessional colleagues on accomplishing another great achievement. SHC has ranked number 5 nationwide in the Newsweek World’s Best Hospitals list! To compile this list, Newsweek partnered with a global data research firm, Statista Inc, to rank healthcare organizations across the globe. This survey accumulated data from medical expert recommendations, patient experience surveys, and key hospital medical performance indicators. Due to your tremendous contributions and exemplary patient care, SHC is proud to be ranked as: #1 hospital in California#5 hospital in the United States#13 hospital world-wide SHC was named a top hospital for our outstanding medical care, excellence in nursing, top-notch quality, positive patient outcomes, and incorporation of cutting edge technology. It is because of the great work, invaluable contributions, and consistent commitment to our patients from each of you that we achieved this recognition; and I am grateful for all that you do day in and day out.
Bringing the cheer of being certified to March 2021’s virtual SLC meeting.
The celebrations continue as we launch our upcoming Certified Nurses Week celebration, March 15th through 19th. I am extremely proud that SHC has over 1,900 certified nurses (64% of SHC’s eligible nurses hold accredited certification),embodying SHC’s commitment to advance nursing education, maintain high professionalism, and our deep dedication toward improving patient outcomes. Professional nursing certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) demonstrates your robust commitment to your patients, adherence to life long learning, and validates your excellent skills and knowledge that allows your career to flourish. It is my pleasure to recognize and thank you for this accomplishment. Please read more about the ANCC’s approved certifications here.   Let this Certified Nurses Week be a celebration of you and your persistent professional development, along with your exemplary colleagues for all that you have achieved! Your certification efforts are very much appreciated, valued, and are impactful to the patients you serve. Click here to download the virtual background designed to celebrate you and your accomplishments! I encourage all certified nurses to download and use this special virtual background during this upcoming Certified Nurses Week.
Again, congratulations to all of us at Stanford Health Care, proud to be a part of this world class organization, proud to work alongside all of you. 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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