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Nursing At St. Mary's

Nursing At St. Mary's

Nursing At St. Mary's

A Message from Our Chief Nursing Officer

Darcy Ellison, Chief Nursing Officer
Nurses the world over are responsible for countless number of lives saved, hands held, tears dried, fears calmed, problems solved and families comforted.  Because of these awesome responsibilities, there is no doubt that nurses feel a special connection to each other. 

We can shared in the sorrow we feel when the patient whom we have come to know and bond with loses their fight and the joy when the patient who was not supposed to make it walks out of the hospital on to live a full life.  We can share the frustration felt with time spent away from family and loved ones and the need to sometimes pray for patience when dealing with particularly challenging situations. 

But all the while, we know deep down that we would not have chosen any other path.  We can share these things because we know that nursing is not just a profession, it is a calling.

In January of 2011, St. Mary's Medical Center was named a Magnet® designated facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the Magnet Recognition Program® honors healthcare organizations that provide nursing excellence. Magnet® designation is the gold standard for nursing care.

Since 2005, St. Mary's and all employees have dedicated themselves to the Journey to Nursing Excellence by achieving Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

I think of all the nursing opportunities world-wide, I am most fortunate to be here at St. Mary's -- but then maybe I am a little biased! I think this because I know how fortunate I feel to work for a place that values nurses so much, and I feel truly privileged to work with such an outstanding group of nurses. Most of all, I feel lucky to be at St. Mary's because "Great Nurses Make Great Hospitals!"

I hope you will take a few minutes to review the information about Nursing at St. Mary's and that you, too, will decide that you want to be a member of our nursing staff in a great hospital!

Darcy Ellison, RN, MSN, NEA
Chief Nursing Officer



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