Homestead Hospital is proud to be a Magnet-designated hospital and join other organizations across the world that have demonstrated nursing excellence, superior patient outcomes and a collaborative work environment. Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center is the highest and most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care.
Achieving the performance-driven designation brings wide-ranging benefits. For patients, Magnet hospitals deliver higher patient satisfaction, a safer environment, lower complication rates, shorter length of stay and improved clinical outcomes. For nurses, Magnet designation leads to greater nurse autonomy, improved engagement, increased opportunities for professional development and education, higher nurse satisfaction and lower nurse turnover and vacancy.
Our Nursing Philosophy
The philosophy of Nursing Services at Homestead Hospital reflects the values of our nursing staff and institution. Through shared governance, Homestead Hospital nurses provide nursing excellence using a professional practice model that is focused on patient- and family-centered care. Our nurses define their practice through collaboration, professional development, clinical practice, communication and a defined care delivery system.
Through shared decision-making at all levels, nurses collaborate with each other, the interprofessional team as well as with patients and families to achieve common goals.
- Nurses work in partnerships with the community to provide quality care that is culturally sensitive and meets the needs of a culturally diverse population.
- Nurses are accountable and support their ongoing personal and professional development.
- The contributions and accomplishments of nurses are recognized and made visible.
- Nurses practice in an environment where quality, patient safety, evidence-based practice and research are emphasized and supported to achieve the best outcomes.
- Nurses foster an environment of open communication, which allows for teamwork and effective partnerships with other team members as well as with patients and families.
- Nurses integrate the use of the comfort theory in the delivery of caring, compassionate and competent care that is centered on patients and families.
- Nurses across all levels play a leadership role within the organization.
Our Nursing Mission
The Homestead Hospital nursing staff is committed to being a leader in providing quality and evidence-based patient- and family-centered care by utilizing the comfort theory.
Our nurses have made invaluable contributions to Homestead Hospital’s outstanding reputation for clinical and service excellence through initiatives that can be categorized under the five Magnet Model Components: