UPMC | Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report

SYSTEM NURSING COUNCILS UPMC and the UPMC Center for Nursing Excellence support shared governance through a formalized council structure. Representatives from each hospital and nursing areas across the enterprise meet on a regular basis to achieve system goals. In parallel, shared governance exists at hospital and department levels. Engaging nurses at all levels and all areas of the care continuum, they work together to innovate, and to drive change that supports UPMC, our communities, and the profession of nursing. Furthermore, councils work together to provide community outreach as an additional means of giving to those in need. Academic Service Partnership Council Develops collaborative strategic vision with academic partners for student pipeline and outstanding student, faculty, and preceptor experience Magnet ® Council Collaborates to embed the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet® Recognition Program framework across the division while maintaining unique cultures System Informatics Council Standardizes and optimizes electronic health record (EHR) to enhance patient safety, communication, and nursing workflow Nursing Education Council Shares internal and external best practices that support and enhance nursing education initiatives to support professional development and quality care Nurse Advocacy Council Advocates for nursing through participation in governmental activities and legislative reform CNO Leadership Council Develops and implements a single strategic nursing vision to enhance patient outcomes, staff engagement, and fiscal responsibility Coordinating Council Shares best practices and coordinates plans to support the nursing strategic priorities Professional Practice Council Serves as the vehicle by which all professional nurses initiate change and best nursing practices Nursing Inclusion Council Recruits, retains, and enhances the professional development of diverse nurses Nursing Leadership Council Serves as the vehicle by which nursing leaders initiate change and best nursing practices Nursing Evidence-Based Practice and Research Council Supports evidence-based practice and research through mentoring, oversight, and sharing of best practices. Provides review of policies including references of Lippincott UPMC Center for Nursing Excellence | 12