Chief Nursing Officers
Provides a forum for nurse executives to collaboratively address issues, share information, and discuss workforce and education needs. Committee members also share information related to Joint Commission, DNV, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and other specialty surveys. Members also discuss current practices and strategies regarding values-based purchasing and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), as well as issues surrounding behavioral health and observation.
The Committee’s Continued Focus
The CNO Committee has discussed strategies for improvement of core measure documentation and improvement in care transitions and enhanced medication reconciliation. Members frequently discuss issues related to staffing policies such as implementation of smoke-free campuses, flu vaccination policies, and utilization of social media on the nursing units. The Committee discusses new clinical and operational practices that impact patients and staff.