Nursing certification is a crucial measure of clinical excellence. Studies confirm its link to improved patient care and patient-care outcomes. Certification is also a leading component in achieving Magnet® accreditation, which is governed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Morristown Medical Center has acquired Magnet® status five consecutive times. Since specialized nursing education is weighed heavily in gaining Magnet® status, ongoing training is a top priority. Our nursing coordinator in the Certification Program helps nurses obtain and maintain certification, which has increased to 48 percent since this funding priority began. Our goal is to reach 100 percent certification for the 1800 nursing team members at Morristown Medical Center.
The Need: $39,000
The ability to bounce back from challenges is a trait that fosters success. For our nurses, building resiliency helps them to deliver compassionate, patient-centered care every day. Our Resiliency Program teaches mindfulness, self-care and vital communication skills to refresh a nurse’s ability to care for others. Targeted activities that build resiliency, led by nurses for nurses, include yoga, Jin Shin Jyutsu, gratitude boards, intentional recognition of individual strengths, structured debriefing after traumatic encounters with patients and ongoing support groups to help sustain long-term emotional and mental health. Additional offsite activities such as painting and glass making, help nurses to further relax and strengthen bonds with colleagues.
The Need: $50,000
Innovation is a critical component in improving patient experiences. Fostering creativity in our nurses can spur innovative ideas that lead to the invention of new medical devices and the streamlining of medical procedures. The American Nursing Credentialing Center’s Magnet® Designation process weighs heavily in favor of innovative breakthroughs during its review of Magnet® hospitals. Morristown Medical Center has attained Magnet® status five consecutive times. To better harness the creative potential of our nurses, the innovation education curriculum will help to build ideation skills, cultivate brainstorming and explore innovative ways to improve patient outcomes.
The Need: $15,000
Rover: Mobile Application
Rover, Epic’s mobile application, supports critical workflow issues. During the COVID-19 response, the Rover app gave bedside nurses more flexibility and speed in caring for our most critical patients. Loaded on smartphones, Rover supports real time medication administration, vital signs charting and lines, drains and airway starts, assessments and stops, all with scanning ability to identify the correct patient and the correct medications. It also supports Secure Chat, the new HIPAA compliant texting application and Jabber for voice calling. Rover technology elevates a smartphone into a handheld clinical communication platform, with access to patient information and basic, real time documentation, to improve patient-centered care. With donor support, Atlantic Health System’s technology team can provide this technology to nursing assistants and respiratory therapists.
The Need: $12,111
Enhancing our recruitment efforts is paramount in acquiring the most qualified nurses in the field today. Funding is needed to hire a webmaster to update and maintain the hospital’s nursing website.
The Need: $25,000
Illuminating Innovation Series
We all have the capacity to innovate but need to learn the processes, tools and challenges when opening ourselves up to new ideas, perspectives and ways of thinking “outside of the box.” Illuminating Innovation is a series of interactive discussions for professionals at Morristown Medical Center that is designed to embrace the creative process. Guest speakers will lecture on various topics related to innovation and teach participants how to think creatively and embrace the process of ideation.
The Need: $10,150
If you have any questions, or if you would like to support a funding need for Sports Health, please contact Eileen Burke, foundation gift officer, at 973-593-2437.
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