Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville nurse friendly
Hospital highlighted nationally for benefits to nurses
February 19, 2014 | Jacksonville, FL
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville’s nursing program has been highlighted as being one of the top 10 “nurse-friendly hospitals” in the U.S.
A nursing Web site listed Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville as No. 4 in an original list of 30 most-friendly hospitals nationally.
The Web site, www.TopRNtoBSN.com
, looked at hospitals that value their nursing staff and provide employees with a host of benefits as well as have support teams and “outstanding work environments.”
The list noted that many of the hospitals have received awards for the quality of their nursing staff and practices and also offer educational, training and career advancement programs.
In highlighting Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, the Web site pointed to Baptist Health offering employees a comprehensive benefits package and giving nurses “adjustable schedules, training remuneration, and assistance to the tune of $5,000 for first-time homebuyers.”
The site also pointed to complimentary parking and fast transport service and the “Emerging Leaders,” a one-year program to help leaders and aspiring leaders develop their potential.
Baptist Health is the first and only health system in North Florida to achieve Magnet recognition as a health system. Currently, only seven percent of the hospitals in the United States enjoy Magnet designation, which is considered the gold standard for recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Baptist Health first earned Magnet recognition in 2007 and was redesignated in 2012.
“It is exciting to see that we have been recognized nationally as a nurse-friendly hospital,” said Nancy Simon, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville vice president patient care services, chief nurse executive. “I think our staff really enjoys working at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville for a number of reasons, but most importantly because we hire nurses that have a true gift for caring for others. They care not only for their patients, but each other. As a result, we welcome new nurses with open arms and mentor our nurses to reach their individual goals. Baptist Health truly cares about their employees and this is demonstrated by supporting employee wellness with a beautiful fitness center overlooking the Saint John’s River and Caritas Rooms for relaxation to help balance busy schedules. Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is truly a unique gem in healthcare.”