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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine

Our Magnet journey

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine is a Magnet-recognized, full-service, fully accredited hospital serving residents in more than 20 cities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine specializes in cardiovascular services, women’s services, neurosciences, oncology, neonatal intensive care, spine, orthopedics, women services, trauma, and intensive and emergency care.

In March 2012, Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine was awarded Magnet© designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The second designation was awarded in January 2017. This prestigious credential is regarded as the highest achievement a healthcare organization can acquire. To achieve this designation, the nurses at Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine demonstrated superior quality patient care and outcomes and nursing excellence while focusing on growth and innovation.

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A word from the Chief Nursing Officer

It is my privilege to serve this community as chief nursing officer and vice president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine. Our team of nurses and healthcare professionals have a relentless focus on quality and strive to deliver exceptional patient experiences 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We are proud to have received national honors for our care, including being a Magnet-designated facility since 2017 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Only 8% of hospitals nationwide have achieved this recognition—widely considered the highest honor for nursing care—recognizing a hospital’s achievement in delivering outstanding patient care and quality outcomes. Our team is unwavering in its commitment to creating a loving and healing environment for our community. Our nurses care for patients with skill, experience and compassion, and they are empowered to lead change to always meet the needs of our patients first and foremost.

On behalf of Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine, we wish you the best of health. But if you or a loved one is ever need of medical assistance, we are here to care for you as if you were part of our family.

Melissa Winter, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer

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Baylor Scott & White Health Nursing Institute

Changing nursing for the better

The Baylor Scott & White Health Nursing Institute provides the framework and resources to advance consistent nursing practice across our care sites. Our nurses always focus on taking a patient-first, evidence-based approach to nursing care to create better patient outcomes.

In addition, the Nursing Institute gives our nurses the freedom and flexibility to create a career path that is unique to their passions, while helping them serve our patients faithfully through the institute’s four centers:

  • Center for Nursing Leadership
  • Center for Nursing Professional Development and Practice
  • Center for Nursing Research, Evidence-Based Practice and Innovation
  • Center for Nursing Clinical Excellence
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Transformational leadership

 
 
  • Leadership and community outreach
  • Nurse-driven initiatives to improve throughput, medication awareness, infection rates
  • Mentoring program
  • Succession planning

Shared governance

Philosophy

A key element of a professional practice environment is the existence of a leadership structure that fosters team members' participation in planning and decision-making related to clinical practice, education, research and human resources. The nurse—with the responsibility, authority and accountability for professional nursing practice and for the work environment—participates in processes (with the active involvement of management) that promote clinical excellence, interprofessional collaboration and continuous performance improvement. While nursing practice is based on the Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) Professional Nursing Practice Model, collaboration with other professionals is imperative to create and sustain a workplace environment that fosters team member development, satisfaction, and the retention and recruitment of highly qualified team members . In our professional practice environment, governance is shared between clinical team members and formal leaders. Council members represent the “whole.” Decisions are made in the best interest of the patient, organization and unit. Council agenda topics address quality, clinical practice and the work environment.

Purpose

The purpose of shared governance at Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine is to:

  • Promote a positive work environment
  • Advance nursing/clinical practice
  • Enhance the patient experience

Goals

The goals of shared governance are to promote:

  • High standards of nursing and clinical practice based on evidence
  • Team member development and the adoption of best practices
  • Evidence-based practices and nursing research
  • Team member empowerment and ownership for effective problem resolution and decision-making to continuously improve the quality of care
  • A healthy work environment with collaborative, effective communication among disciplines
  • Alignment of individual Council goals with nursing strategic goals
  • Retention, recruitment and recognition of high-quality professionals

Exemplary professional practice

  • RN satisfaction survey: 100% response rate. Compared to all hospitals, outperformed the mean in every indicator. Nurses here say they feel respected and safe; have excellent opportunities for involvement in decision-making, professional development and collegial interdisciplinary team work and; are supported by leadership
  • Clinical outcomes: Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine outperforms in clinical-quality, nurse-sensitive indicators such as falls with injury, preventing infections, patient falls, pressure injuries and the use of restraints
  • Patient satisfaction highlights: Patient satisfaction surveys show that patients are extremely pleased with the care they receive. Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine outperforms in every category as compared to all hospitals in the US 
  • Bereavement program development
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Retention activities
  • Workplace safety
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Structural empowerment

  • Mobility and better patient outcomes
  • Certifications 51% of the nurses have taken an extra step to demonstrate their expertise by becoming ANCC certified by the most respected credentialing center in the world
  • BSNs or higher: 92% of the nurses at Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine have earned a Bachelor of Science or higher. Studies have shown that higher the education of the nursing team leads to better outcomes in patient care
  • Increasing safety
  • Nurses volunteering in community
  • Culturally sensitive care
  • Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine recognition of nurses

New knowledge, innovations and improvements

 
Presentations, studies, awards, other
  • NICU research
  • Wireless fetal monitoring
  • Code confidence
  • Increasing breast feeding rates
  • Using technology to enhance unit-based rounds
  • RNs redesigning work environments
Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine IRB-Approved Nursing Research Projects
Readiness evaluation and discharge intervention

Kathleen Ellis, PhD, RN, Principal Investigator

Nursing driven acute stroke care (NAS-Care) (IRB)

Jamee Gatzemeier, BSN, RN, CEN, CCCC, Principal Investigator

Knowledge and perceptions of maternal/child nurses toward intimate partner violence (IRB)

Kathleen Ellis, PhD, RN, Principal Investigator

Determining the needs of fathers of premature neonates

Kathleen Ellis, PhD, RN, Principal Investigator

New nursing graduates and simulation: Their past experiences, perceptions and readiness to work as they transition to the hospital setting

Rosanne Von Reyn, MSN, RN, Co-Principle Investigator

National research project to improve NICU infant outcomes

Kathy Kamp, MSN, RNC-NIC, Co-Principle Investigator

NDNQI RN retention study

Miriam Wright, MSN, RNC-OB, Co-Principle Investigator

Wireless fetal monitoring: What are the impacts on cesarean delivery rates and time to epidural analgesia?

Matleena Impola, BSN, RN, Principle Investigator

Measuring interventions for meaningful recognition and skilled communication using the Healthy Work Environment scale for direct care nurses in acute care settings

Linda Tjiong, DBA, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Principle Investigator

Effects of virtual reality for non-opioid pain management for patients undergoing a  surgical procedure in acute care settings

Linda Tjiong, DBA, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Principle Investigator

Moral distress among nurses in the environment of a pandemic: A survey study

Linda Tjiong, DBA, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Co-Principle Investigator

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