November 22, 2017

Council Reports, Mission Hospital, July 2012

Hello All,

As new co-chair of Mission Hospital’s Nursing Governance Board (NGB) and in the spirit of great communication, I would like to provide a monthly synopsis of our shared decision work being done. Detailed minutes can be found on MOD. 

          Respectfully, Rosemary Rice, BSN, RN, CAPA; Co-chair NGB 

NGB Officers Change (left to right) New Chair Karen Olsen; Outgoing Co-chair Jeanie Bollinger; Outgoing Chair Kathy Guyette; New Co-chair Rosemary Rice



The following summary is for our July 18, 2012 monthly meeting:

Welcome from Co-chair Jeannie Bollinger, BSN, RN, CCRN, CSC; Direct care RN, Cardiovascular ICU and Chair Kathy Guyette, MSN, RN, NE-BC; SVP and CNO, Mission Health.

Suzanne Beyea, PhD, RN, FAAN, introduced as new Director for Nursing Professional Development.

Welcome to Karen Olsen, MBA, BSN, RN, former Director of Emergency Services, now Mission Hospital’s new VP and CNO

Welcome to NGB new members. 

Accomplishments recognizedLaurann Adams, VP Surgical Services, given the Nursing Excellence Ambassador Award for her promotion of great and excellent practice. Laurann announced OR will begin internship program September 9th.

Co-Chair Nomination: Outgoing co-chair, Jeanine Bollinger, recognized for exemplary job and efforts. Incoming co-chair, Rosemary Rice, BSN, RN, CAPA, Direct care RN, Asheville Surgery Center, accepted nomination and elected.

Facility Design: Kathy Guyette reported, as a result of culture of safety survey, Phase II, the planning/redesign for hospital, will continue with resulting workflow observations on nursing units. Team will help identify the best equipment and supply location, family oriented design.

Nursing Council Reports 

Nursing Administrative Council/NAC:

Links provided for NAC presentations (Read on MOD).

Staffing Pool was commended for their work in Shared Decision Making.

Nursing Informatics Council: No Report

Nursing Professional Development Council:

Ongoing planning reported in devising process/timeline for increasing number of BSN nurses to 80% by 2020 to align with Institute of Medicine (IOM)recommendations from “Future of Nursing” report. Recommendations to facilitate and overcome barriers discussed. (Link on MOD)

Education Fair coming September 18th.

Clinical Ladder policy being updated. Darlene Schleider, MSN, RN, CCRN, Nursing Practice, Education, and Research, will be the new Clinical Ladder facilitator.

Advanced Practice Council:

Breakfast meeting with Kathy Guyette planned for August 29th. All Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists invited.

Nursing Practice Council:

 Arch paging system for doctors

 IView Redesign Team on track

Suction canisters, open vs. closed, researched and being reviewed.

 New co-chair nominations presented

Individual unit councils have a schedule to periodically report to NPC to communicate needs/successes

 Reminder of Mission Council Referral Form available on MOD to communicate concerns and ideas to hospital-wide councils

Night Nursing Council: Did not meet June

Nursing Quality Council:

Working on communication page/Nursing Workflow study.

Nursing Research Council:

Partnering with NQC related to work study. New research studies in


Retention and Recognition (R&R) Council

Working on strategic plan based on Magnet® Components

Recommended bullet point synopsis of NGB minutes be distributed to nursing directors, managers, and nursing unit supervisors in order to disseminate and recognize work done.

Considering quarterly or bimonthly recognitions to honor work of other councils. 

Name badge credentialing discussed (policy being revised).

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