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Inspira Health ’s Shared Governance Councils provide our Direct Care Nurses the opportunity to directly impact patient care practices. The Shared Governance Council Structure acknowledges the autonomy, professionalism, leadership responsibility and expert 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 chaired 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.
“Shared Governance validates Inspira Health’s commitment to both our patients and our Direct Care Nurses. The experience and expert knowledge of our nurses is crucial in ensuring high quality patient care. Through our council structure nurses have the opportunity to not just share their ideas and participate in the organizational decision making process, they are empowered to change practice and improve care.” –Anne McCartney, RN, MSN, CNM, NEA-BC (Vice President of Patient Care Services, Inspira Medical Center Vineland)
The Inspira Health Shared Governance Structure includes seven councils which are direct care nurse led: