Nursing

At today’s CHI St. Vincent, we offer a blend of tradition and forward thinking. As we focus on our ministry, we are encouraged by our rich spiritual heritage. Many of our nurses call CHI St. Vincent their home and their team family. As we look forward, we have established an empowering environment for CHI St. Vincent nurses where professional development is encouraged and supported.

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Nurses at CHI St. Vincent are ever aware of the commitment to Living Our Mission. We underpin our Values in Action through the principles of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence. These principles serve as our foundation and power the relationships that help us “… to be a great place to work, a great place to practice medicine and a great place to receive excellent and compassionate care.”

Nursing Annual ReportOur relationship-based model of care aligns with the ongoing effort to grow and learn as we build a more diverse body of nursing professionals while celebrating the vast contribution of multigenerational nurses. CHI St. Vincent has a proud history of thriving and surviving in the midst of challenge and change, both known and unanticipated. At CHI St. Vincent, nursing professionals welcome change and embrace the mandate for continuous and bold innovation. Through innovation, we meet the commitment to serve the poor and vulnerable while we grow as professionals. We evidence that commitment each day – through education, practice and professional development.

Infirmary Celebrates Magnet Redesignation

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary, Arkansas’s first hospital to achieve Magnet status, has earned its first redesignation as a Magnet hospital for its continued commitment to nursing excellence and patient care, CHI St. Vincent leaders learned on May 24, 2018.

The announcement by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program follows a rigorous recertification process that included site visits, nurse and patient interviews and public comments. Magnet hospitals are recertified every four years. CHI St. Vincent Infirmary first earned Magnet status in 2013.

In a telephone call with CHI St. Vincent Infirmary leaders, an ANCC official said it was a unanimous decision by the ANCC committee to certify CHI St. Vincent Infirmary as a Magnet hospital for the second time. The ANCC official said CHI St. Vincent Infirmary demonstrated that it is dedicated to its nurses and to the patients and families it serves.

Multiple research studies indicate that Magnet hospitals have higher patient satisfaction, decreased mortality rates, fewer falls and improved overall patient safety and quality compared to other hospitals. In addition, Magnet hospitals generally have higher registered nurse retention rates, fewer RN vacancies and less nurse burnout than other hospitals.

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary's Magnet designation continues until 2022.

Professional Development

As we look forward, we have established an empowering environment for CHI St. Vincent nurses where professional development is encouraged and supported. CHI St. Vincent is focused on placing our resources in the most important place possible… at the bedside in support of our patients.

Daisy Award

The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.

Click here for the nomination form.

 

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