High Standards of Care
Nurses work with all members of the facility to verify and adopt high standards of care from National Accrediting Organizations, as evidenced by recognition from:
- National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
- American College of Surgeons for Level II Trauma Designation
- Certification by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center
Additionally, Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center received the Joint Commission Top Performing Hospitals Award on Key Quality Measures (2013). This national survey assesses hospital performance based on four quality and safety practices that are proven to reduce preventable medical mistakes and is endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF). This data is publicly reported.
Leadership in Quality & Patient Safety
Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center nurses are partners in continued Quality improvement for:
- Core Measures
- Reduce hospital acquired conditions
- Improve Fall Prevention each year
- Improve Pressure Ulcers rate each year
- Patient Satisfaction
These positive results earned by Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center show nursing's effort to create a culture of safety.
The hospital has received additional recognition:
- Critical Care Nurses at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center earned the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence
- Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center has been named the #1 Consumer Choice Award Winner for 16 years by the National Research Corporation
- Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center has been honored in the Ventura County Star newspaper's Reader's Choice Award for the past nine years
Secure Nursing Advancement
Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center is well along its journey to continually provide high Quality Care, enhancing the Nursing standards as defined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for Clinical Pathways designation. Nursing at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center meets the national ANCC standards in several key areas according to licensed-bed size:
- Decreased RN turnover
- Decreased RN vacancy
- RN Average Length of employment
- RN decision-makers with graduate degrees
- Nursing theorist model – Patricia Benner, “Novice to Expert”
- Nursing Clinical Ladder Program
- Development of four Nursing Advisory Committees to build a Nursing Professional framework and a Nursing Professional Practice model
The schools of Nursing in Ventura County work in partnership with Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center to instill a culture of patient safety with nurse's in-training.
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