Chris Bruno woke up on December 7, 2021, to his mother, Angela, screaming due to excruciating pain in her abdomen. Immediately, her husband, John, drove her to the emergency room at Inspira Medical Center Elmer. From the moment they arrived, it was clear that Angela would need boundless support from both her family and medical team.Read More
Nurses at Inspira Medical Centers Mullica Hill and Woodbury follow the Pathway to Excellence® model for nursing excellence, which focuses on developing a positive practice environment and healthy workplace for health care staff.
About Pathway to Excellence®
The Pathway to Excellence Program recognizes a health care organization’s commitment to creating a positive practice environment that empowers and engages staff, demonstrating a culture of sustained excellence. Receiving Pathway to Excellence recognition is a great achievement for Inspira, as it was the first hospital in South Jersey, only in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and third in New Jersey to do so. Fewer than 250 U.S. health care organizations have achieved this recognition.
Inspira has also earned special recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), placing Inspira among the best of the Pathway to Excellence hospitals. The Executive Committee of the Commission on Pathway to Excellence recognized our organization’s research council, the visibility of our chief nursing officer and the number of our nurses in school.
Inspira nurses apply the Pathway to Excellence model of care through shared decision-making, leadership, safety, quality, well-being and professional development.
Inspira nurses network and collaborate to share ideas and participate in decision-making processes.
Inspira nursing leaders are accessible and facilitate collaborative decision-making. These leaders grow through leadership development, orientation, retention, accountability and succession planning.
Inspira nurses prioritize both patient and nurse safety, and foster a respectful workplace culture free of incivility, bullying and violence.
Inspira nurses promote a culture of recognition for other nurses and health care provider teams. They are supported with resources to promote physical and mental health.
Inspira nurses support quality through Inspira’s mission, vision, goals and values. Initiatives are person- and family-centered, evidence-based, continuous and improve population health.
Inspira nurses are competent to provide care through mentoring, support and opportunities for lifelong learning.
Care Delivery Model
Care delivery at Inspira Medical Centers Mullica Hill and Woodbury follows the Relationship-Based Care® (RBC) model. The goal of an RBC model is to improve safety, quality, patient experience and staff satisfaction by improving every relationship within the organization.
RBC identifies three essential relationships in the health care system: the nurse’s relationship with self, colleagues and patients/families. Structures, processes and relationships are designed to support every team member’s ability to provide attuned, compassionate, high-quality care.
Inspira’s Shared Governance councils provide our nurses the opportunity to directly impact patient care practices. The Shared Governance council structure acknowledges the autonomy, professionalism, leadership responsibility and clinical knowledge of direct care nurses and creates an environment of shared decision-making. Each council, with the exception of the Nursing Research council, is led by a direct care nurse. An administrative liaison is assigned to each council to provide leadership support for resources and to assist in advocating for resources when necessary.