At Rochester General Health System, nursing is an integral part of the organizational operation. The profession of nursing is both an art and a science responding to the human condition.
Whether at Rochester General Hospital, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, or any of our other RGHS affiliates, our nurses use a patient-centered care approach that supports the whole person; promotes physical, mental, and spiritual health; and is sensitive to the patient’s and family’s cultural, religious and ethical responses to illness and wellness.
What nurses do isn’t easy – it takes dedication and commitment and is both physically and mentally challenging. Our nurses are passionate about what they do and they continue to raise the bar. For the nurses at Rochester General Health System, clinical excellence is more than competence and skill; it’s about caring for our patients, each other and our profession.
Team Nursing Model of Care
In the Team Nursing Model of care delivery, the professional nurse utilizes critical thinking skills to lead the care team and delegate aspects of care delivery. Our nurses follow the organization’s Guiding Principles, the New York State Nurse Practice Act, the American Nurses Association Standards of Practice, and Code of Ethics as the foundation for our commitment to patient care and professional practice. Patient care and professional practice require clinical competence to achieve critical thinking, decision-making, and collaboration. Therefore, support is provided for evidence-based practice, on-going professional development, participation in discussion regarding patient care issues, decision-making forums and quality improvement.
Magnet Recognition is the nation's highest honor for nursing excellence as awarded by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Nursing Annual Report
Take a look at the Rochester General Hospital 2009 / 2010 Biennial Nursing Report and see for yourself how our nurses are making a difference every day.