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Nursing Leadership at The Miriam Hospital
Welcome from Anne Schmidt, DNP, APRN-BC, CENP, CPHQ, Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
Anne Schmidt, DNP, APRN-BC, CENP, CPHQ, Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
Welcome to the practice of nursing at The Miriam Hospital! Whether care is reflected in starting an IV, providing patient education, assisting with rehabilitation, consoling a grieving family member, or giving life-saving care, The Miriam nurse practices with compassion and respect for the uniqueness of every individual, always with sensitivity to their cultural and ethnic diversity.
Simply put, the patient is at the center of all that we do. While leveraging up-to-the-minute technology and evidence-based practice, at our core is the nurse-patient relationship. A visit to the hospital is a different experience for everyone – one patient may be here for a planned surgery; another arrives through the doors of the emergency department. Our nurses meet patients where they are on their care continuum and do our best to help them achieve optimal health.
The professional practice environment at The Miriam Hospital supports care that is guided by knowledge, empathy, and evidence-based practice, valuing both the art and the science of nursing. We are guided by Lifespan’s shared CARE values – compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence – in our interactions with our patients, their loved ones, and each other.
We recognize that excellent nursing care depends upon each nurse's commitment to ongoing learning and enrichment, and so we support and encourage academic and professional development through such avenues as The Miriam Hospital Newly Licensed Nurse Residency Program, and shared governance, which gives nurses at all levels a voice in decisions that affect patient care and the practice environment.
Our nurses and clinicians are recognized for their excellence as six-time Magnet designees and many other accolades, such as the gold Beacon Award for Excellence granted by The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to the intensive care unit at The Miriam.
As senior vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer, it is my responsibility to ensure that nurses and patient care providers have the knowledge and support required to achieve excellent relationship-centered care in an environment that encourages continuous clinical inquiry and expert practice. Of equal importance, I pledge to do my utmost to foster our nurses’ resilience and well-being so they personally can thrive and can succeed in our mission of Delivering health with care.