Our Shared Governance model empowers our nurses to take the lead on issues such as patient safety, clinical practice, professional development, education, performance improvement, evidence-based practice and much more. Our shared governance model is the foundation for excellence in patient care.
Nurses from every unit at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center hold positions on various unit-based and hospital-wide councils. These councils provide a formal mechanism for our nursing staff to impact positive and collaborative change throughout the organization. Opportunities are identified which will improve the quality of patient care, efficiency of operations and professional growth.
Our shared governance model capitalizes on our nursing knowledge and integrates participation in the decision making process. All councils provide members an opportunity to meet on a regular basis.
“The education council has made many positive changes by revising the orientation programs,
preceptor policy, interdisciplinary education records, and Nursing Grand Rounds.”
~ Laura Bitterman, B.S.N, R.N., Medical Intensive Care Unit