Nursing

We believe healing is a ministry and our mission is to provide high quality care for the body, mind and spirit of every person.

Nursing

Our commitment to healing calls us to live out our core values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion, and Excellence by:

  • Creating caring and compassionate healing and learning environments
  • Respecting the dignity of every person in every interaction
  • Caring for the resources entrusted to us as responsible stewards
  • Collaborating with others to improve the health of our communities
  • Attending to the needs of those who are poor and disadvantaged
  • Acting with integrity in all endeavors

To achieve this mission, we pledge to be creative, visionary leaders in clinical care, education and research, committed to holistic healthcare throughout the region.

All concepts of Catherine McAuley’s Careful Nursing Model are reflected in the CHI Health Nursing Philosophy

In caring for our patients we believe:

  • The pursuit of excellence in a caring environment is the most important goal in the provision of high
  • quality, safe patient care
  • Each patient is a unique person, with diverse needs
  • Patients are part of a social network consisting of family, friends, and significant others who are key
  • contributors to the restoration and promotion of health for each person
  • Patients have the right to access information about their care
  • Patients have choices regarding their care and we respect those choices
  • Patient-Family Centered Care is the core in providing high quality health care and a necessary
  • foundation for safe, effective, efficient, timely and equitable care

All concepts of Catherine McAuley’s Careful Nursing Model are reflected in the CHI Health Nursing Philosophy

At CHI Health we believe:

  • The goals of nursing should align with the Nursing Strategic Plan as well as the goals of the organization
  • Current practices are based on research, evidence and innovation
  • Nurses effect changes in nursing practice through transformational leadership and by participating in

All concepts of Catherine McAuley’s Careful Nursing Model are reflected in the CHI Health Nursing Philosophy

Nursing Practice Shared Governance

  • In cultivating a positive, safe and healthy work environment
  • Nurses and leaders are accountable for their practice utilizing ANA Scope and Standards of Practice

All concepts of Catherine McAuley’s Careful Nursing Model are reflected in the CHI Health Nursing Philosophy

ANA Code of Ethics and the state Nurse Practice Act

  • The interdisciplinary team (clinical nurses, management, physicians, ancillary and support departments) are seen as colleagues working in cooperation toward the same goal of providing quality, cost-effective patient-centered care
  • Nurse competencies reflect professional development of nursing roles over time and development of their critical thinking skills

All concepts of Catherine McAuley’s Careful Nursing Model are reflected in the CHI Health Nursing Philosophy

CNO Note

Linda Chase

Linda K. Chase, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Chief Nursing Officer

CHI Health

At CHI Health, I’m proud to lead a team of nurses who are called to serve patients guided by our values of compassion, excellence, integrity and reverence. When caring for people at their most vulnerable moments, we are counted on for clinical expertise and critical thinking. And more importantly are trusted to teach, support and advocate. The underpinnings of these attributes make nursing joyful and rewarding.  CHI Health nurses feel called to help people – and to make a difference in the lives of the patients, families and the communities they serve.

At CHI Health, we proudly bring faith into the patient experience. The relationship the nurses build with patients and their families is a sacred one and while our nurses may not remember everyone they’ve cared for throughout their career, our patients remember them. That’s because we understand healing is more than curing. It involves the body, the mind and the spirit. We care for every patient like our family…and every family member as an extension of our patients, because in healthcare, caring is personal and relational.

As nurses and supportive clinical staff, we are by nature, lifelong learners. Whether you are a nurse tech or assistant, LPN, an RN, or have an advanced degree, you are always learning – sometimes it’s new technology or new procedures. We embrace the challenge of the ever-changing field of health care. We are eager to find new ways to improve the care we provide and the experience of our patients.

It’s a beautiful thing when values, career and a passion for caring come together – that is the definition of nursing for me.

Linda