The nurses of John Muir Health Walnut Creek and Concord Medical Centers are proud to have received Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the highest and most prestigious distinction that a healthcare organization can achieve for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. We are committed to upholding all of the principles in the Magnet Model: Transformational Leadership, Structural Empowerment, Exemplary Professional Practice, and New Knowledge and Innovation.
Each year, six nurses participate in the Evidence-Based Fellowship program, which supports them in implementing evidence-based projects in their departments. In September, the Fellows present their projects to nursing colleagues at the Evidence-Based Practice and Innovation Symposium.
In the hospital setting, the presence or absence of sound can have profound impact on patients, staff and visitors alike. John Muir Health has implemented a noise reduction initiative to reduce environmental noise and optimize your healing.
A “Quiet Kit” is available at the time of your admission to the hospital, to provide you with a few items that may facilitate your rest, such as an eye mask, ear plugs, and earphones that connect to the television. Additional “comfort” items in the kit include lip balm, hand lotion, hand sanitizer, and a puzzle book.
At 9 o’clock every evening, the operator will announce the Quiet Time that will be in effect until 6 o’clock the following morning. At that time the nursing staff will dim the hallway lights and reduce the ring tone on their phones. In addition, they will round to your room to encourage use of the TV Care Channel and the items in the Quiet Kit, and offer to close the door to your room.
Our nurses are active participants in professional organizations, and many attend the annual national conference for their specialty to learn about the latest evidence-based developments in patient care. The following nurses have been selected by their professional organization to deliver a presentation to the national assembly.