The St. Mary's Hospital Nursing Organization
How is “difference” defined at St. Mary's? More than 1,000 nurses and other staff members comprise the St. Mary's Nursing Organization. Collectively, we assume accountability for defining and managing our clinical practice. We work in partnership with management to improve the environment in which we work and the patient care that we provide. As a team, we make decisions that shape the culture and success of the nursing organization. Each nurse has a voice in those decisions. These are the voices making the difference.
We are an award-winning organization – the only hospital in the region to have earned
Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service (SEE 2A) and the first health care organization to be a winner of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) as a member of SSM Health Care. The MBNQA is the top honor a U.S. employer can earn for quality management and quality achievement. Magnet status is the highest level of recognition hospital nursing organizations can achieve from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In 1999, St. Mary's also became the first hospital recipient of the Wisconsin Forward Award of Excellence (SEE 2B), and was recognized by the Forward Award again in 2005. This award recognizes world-class quality performance among Wisconsin employers.