Duke Raleigh Hospital honored for nursing workplace excellence
The North Carolina Nurses Association recently announced Duke Raleigh Hospital as a redesignated recipient of its prestigious Hallmarks of Healthy Workplaces award.
The Hallmarks of Healthy Workplaces program recognizes and promotes positive workplaces for nurses within North Carolina and aids health care providers in creating workplaces in which communication flows freely and nurses contribute actively to facility governance. Applicants complete an anonymous online nurse satisfaction survey, written application binder and onsite visit. Each review is completed by a team of three trained reviewers.
"Our organization was privileged to be the first hospital in North Carolina to receive the designation as a Hallmarks of Healthy Workplace in 2006," says Rosemary Brown, chief nursing officer at Duke Raleigh Hospital.
"In 2009, we were redesignated and have now completed our second redesignation," she adds. "Our leaders from the president to the charge nurse at the bedside recognize that a workplace where the culture promotes safe and healthy working environments is one where the employees can provide excellent compassionate care. To be designated again this year underscores our hospital's core value, which is caring for our patients, their loved ones and each other."
Thanks to funding from The Duke Endowment, the Hallmarks program has recognized 43 recipients across the state. Unlike other workplace recognition programs, Hallmarks recognition is open to a wide variety of nursing workplaces. Any workplace with three or more full-time registered nurses is eligible to apply, including hospitals, units within hospitals, schools of nursing, home health agencies, and prisons. Recipients will be honored during a May ceremony in Greensboro.