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Nursing Accomplishments

Baylor Scott & White Health Austin/Round Rock Region

ANCC Magnet® Journey

At Baylor Scott & White Health Austin/Round Rock Region, our nurses are dedicated to living out our organization’s mission of extending excellent care to the community we serve. Nurses care for our patients in a variety of settings, both inpatient and ambulatory. We serve a wide geographic area, from Georgetown south to San Marcos, and from Taylor west to Lakeway.
The Austin/Round Rock region is on the ANCC Magnet Journey to Excellence. The following are some of the ways our nurses exemplify our commitment to consistent, compassionate, and excellent care.

Transformational Leadership

  • Developed regional float pool for RNs/LVNs and PCTs which covers both inpatient and ambulatory needs.
  • BSWMC Round Rock received TJC certification for the Chest Pain Program
  • Nursing collaborated with a successful interdisciplinary opening of our newest inpatient/clinic facility—BSWMC Pflugerville, including a successful Joint Commission survey.
  • Successful Joint Commission survey at BSWMC Taylor. As the region’s Critical Access hospital, Taylor ED saw and excess of 10,000 patients in FY 19, demonstrating an ongoing need for healthcare in this rural section of our region.
  • BSWMC Round Rock achieved Level 1 Neonatal status by TX Dept. of Health Services, providing the Round Rock area with a higher level of neonatal/newborn care.

Exemplary Professional Practice

  • - BSWMC at Round Rock and Lakeway achieved 2018 Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus for the collaborative care delivered to stroke patients. Lakeway also achieved the 2019 “Get with Guidelines, Gold Plus” level for stroke care.
  • - Mobility Project conducted at the Round Rock Hospital resulted in overall decreased fall rate.
  • - Decrease in hospital readmissions for heart failure patients related to an ambulatory infusion clinic co-led by nursing.

Structural Empowerment

  • BSN rate: 79%
  • Certification rate: 37%
  • BSW Pflugerville was awarded the True North Award for commitment to increasing nurse certification rate.

New Knowledge, Innovation, and Improvements

- BSWMC Round Rock RN Teresa Glandorf, MSN, RN, won the 2018 National Association of Nurse Professional Development Star Search award for “Bridging the Gap between Employee Engagement and Implementing EBP at the Beside.”

- Barnett, Mendy. 2019. Reducing admissions and readmissions with implementation of outpatient IV Lasix protocol.

- Carrington, B. 2019. Play ball: strategy for improving perception of the work environment.

- Gembol, L. & Williams-Ashman, K. 2019. Raising the bar: Advancing expertise at the bedside.

- McFerrin, C.M. & Carter, P.A. 2019. Workplace fatigue: Levels, contributors, and outcomes.

- Williams-Ashman, K., Glandorf, T . 2019. Bridging the gap between engagement and EBP at the bedside.

- BSWMC Pflugerville debuted its first robot which creates ICU capability and provides the city of Pflugerville access to a higher level of care.

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