The St. Mary's Hospital Nursing Organization
How is “difference” defined at St. Mary's? More than 1,000 nurses and other staff members comprise the St. Mary's Nursing Organization. Collectively, we assume accountability for defining and managing our clinical practice. We work in partnership with management to improve the environment in which we work and the patient care that we provide. As a team, we make decisions that shape the culture and success of the nursing organization. Each nurse has a voice in those decisions. These are the voices making the difference.
We are an award-winning organization – the first hospital in the region to have earned Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service and the first health care organization to be a winner of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) as a member of SSM Health Care. The MBNQA is the top honor a U.S. employer can earn for quality management and quality achievement. Magnet status is the highest level of recognition hospital nursing organizations can achieve from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
In 1999, St. Mary's also became the first hospital recipient of the Wisconsin Forward Award of Excellence and was recognized by the Forward Award again in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009. This award recognizes world-class quality performance among Wisconsin employers.