A Message from the Chief Nurse Executive

Welcome to North Shore University Hospital’s Department of Nursing and Patient Care Services, where nurses lead patient care on behalf of patients and families as knowledge-based professionals, advocates and caring experts.

Here at North Shore University Hospital, our nurses follow the collaborative caring model, which puts patients first while also caring for and empowering our nurses. North Shore is one of the original sites for the Transforming Care at the Bedside project of the Institute for Health Improvement, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This initiative promotes safe and reliable patient-centered care, vitality and teamwork and a value-added care processes.

Core to our mission of caring is outreach to our community, the physical and emotional well-being of our patients and their families and creating a nurturing work environment for our nurses. As an academic medical center, our practice is enriched by our collaborative interdisciplinary environment, which includes nearly 6,000 employees at North Shore University Hospital, professionals at over 200 ambulatory sites and hundreds of students in nursing, medicine and health sciences who come here to learn.

Education is a core value at North Shore University Hospital. We have hundreds of nurses engaged in academic study and over 50 doctoral students in nursing in some of the most prestigious nursing doctoral programs in the country. North Shore embraces holistic nursing and has a holistic nursing spa serving our patients, their families and our staff.

North Shore University Hospital provides primary, tertiary and quaternary care. We have centers of excellence, including the Harvey Cushing Institutes of Neuroscience, cardiac services and bariatric surgery. North Shore University Hospital, with over 900 beds, has been named the top hospital in the United States by AARP’s Modern Maturity magazine. We provide comprehensive care in all health care specialties, including transplant services. Care is organized in service lines such as maternal-child, pediatrics, neurosciences, cardiac, oncology, psychiatry, emergency, renal transplant, medicine, surgery, perioperative and critical care. Nurses in care coordination lead case management. Our new Pavilion at Nine Monti provides deluxe private suite, inpatient accommodations in a healing, spa-like environment.

At North Shore University Hospital, the staff participates in governance through each unit’s shared governance councils and various committees such as nursing quality, peer review, nursing research, professional practice, patient education, policy and procedure and Magnet programs.

Kathy Mann-Finnerty
Chief Nurse Executive
North Shore University Hospital

Last Update

May 21, 2010
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