Regional One Health is on the precipice of a new movement in how nursing leads better patient care. This nursing culture of success is led by Regional One Health’s people, from the nurses who have worked here for decades to the new team members who will join in the coming months.
Regional One Health will add positions to the current nursing staff, based on an effort to provide a more desirable working culture for our nurses to grow and enhance the patient experience. From new hires all the way up to hospital administration, this nursing culture of success is led by a staff of A-team members, those people who believe providing the highest standard of care to all of our patients is priority No. 1.
Lisa Cox Schafer, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer at Regional One Health.
“At new employee orientation I always ask how many of them would rather work with a full staff of B-team players or work short-staffed with all A-team players. They always want to work short-staffed with the A-team,” said Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Cox Schafer, RN, MSN, NEA-BC. “Well, we don’t want to work short-staffed. We want to work with a full team of A-team players. That will be transformational for this organization.”
A nursing culture of success starts at the top with an engaged leadership team. Regional One Health’s leadership is in sync with a unified vision of where it wants the hospital and its nursing team to go. The first order of business in this strategy is having the right leaders in place, people who can manage and lead teams.
But those leaders must listen. Administrators and managers can have great ideas, but staff have the solutions. They are the people at the patients’ bedside and Regional One Health’s administration wants to give them a voice, Schafer said. That includes hearing their ideas about how to bring more efficiency to care.