COVID, One Year Ago Today
Chief Nursing Officer Nancy Gaden reflects on the one-year anniversary of COVID.
Inspired by Chief Nursing Officer, Nancy W. Gaden DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Boston Medical Center (BMC) nurses are leading the improvement of health and health care and strengthening the discipline of nursing through new knowledge and innovations. Change is challenging and at the same time can be revolutionary and exciting. At BMC, nurses are part of the solution. Each day, front-line nurses and nurse leaders in every corner of our system are advancing professional practice and delivery of evidence-based care to patients, families, and the communities we serve.
At BMC, we care deeply for patients, families, and each other. Using the patient-centered care model, nurses develop connections…and the beauty of those connections never diminishes. Joining the BMC nursing team is more than a career move; it’s a place where you can truly engage with others to make a difference in the lives of the young and old and the vulnerable and marginalized. To become a BMC nurse is an opportunity to be amongst the best.
We are on the Journey to Magnet at Boston Medical Center (BMC). The opportunity to join in on this journey is a phenomenal way to advance your career. The Magnet Recognition Program, driven by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, enables nurses to celebrate the excellence in each other. Nurses are empowered to make decisions and own their practice. Professional advancement and autonomy is encouraged and rewarded. This inspires nurses to create solutions to local problems and improve the quality and safety of patient care. Creating excellent teams that impact quality outcomes are the heart of the Magnet Journey. Magnet designation is considered the highest honor in nursing excellence.
Department of Nursing Annual Report
The commitment to patient safety, quality improvement, evidence-based practice and patient-centered care shines throughout the many exemplars in our annual report. We celebrate Nursing's exceptional professional practice across the continuum of care and are grateful to our team who are living our mission and values.