The purpose of a mission statement is to represent the overall goal of the organization, to guide the pathways to which they will practice, and provide an overall framework for continued practice. While most mission statements will differ, the overall goal is for continued success and best outcomes for that organization.
Nursing Philosophies of an organization states thoughts on what is believed to be truthful about the specific profession and usually a theorist who best represents the goal and mission that the organization desires to achieve and maintain while practicing optimal patient outcomes.
Throughout my career, I have worked for a number of different hospitals and long term care facilities. Currently, I am employed per-diem at a local teaching hospital in New York who serves a large population in the South Bronx. They have yet to obtain Magnet Status however, the goal to obtain magnetism is being attempted. According to Bronx Lebanon Hospital ‘s philosophy, their nurses “reach their goals through professional collaboration and framework with peers and in partnership with patients and the community”. The nursing philosophy of the organization is evident in daily practice. “Nurses are involved in the art of nursing and are totally committed to producing the best care possible with the highest quality outcomes while showing and maintaining compassionate, evidenced based care, communication, and collaborative care which are all important”. Patient centered care by management and staff is always at the core. Best practices are followed to maintain high levels of patient satisfaction. Success is seen as most patients are frequent flyers and are known well to the physician’s who care for them as they continually return to have their health needs addressed.
The mission statement of Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center is to “deliver the highest quality service to the Bronx community through building a healthcare network that is continuously striving foe...
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