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About St. Vincent's Medical Center - Bridgeport CT

Nursing Strategic Plan

St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport CTSVMC Department of Nursing

Three-Year Strategic Plan - 2012 – 2014

SVHS Strategic goals are supported SVHS Nursing

Healthcare That Is Safe

Strategic Goal #1: Create a customer-focused organization with highly reliable safe clinical performance and service excellence

  • Enhance and utilize nursing scorecards at the unit level
  • Identify and implement best practices to reduce
    • Hospital acquired pressure ulcers
    • Hospital acquired infections
    • Fall with serious injuries
  • Realize zero serious safety events through use of High Reliability safety tools and behaviors
  • Enculturation of Relationship-Based Model of Care 
  • Identify and implement best practices to realize maximum from value-based purchasing quality/patient experience metrics
  • Maintain JCAHO Orthopedics Certification
  • Maintain JCAHO Stroke Certification
  • Maintain Oncology Certification
  • Maintain Bariatric Certification

Healthcare That Works  

Strategic Goal #2: Elevate Nursing Professional Practice Culture

  • Achieve Magnet Designation
  • Promote Nursing Specialty Certification
  • Promote advanced education – BSN, Masters, Doctoral
  • Implement unit-based Nursing Peer Review in all departments
  • Expand Nursing Research to at least one project per department
  • Increase number of nurses enrolled in professional organizations
  • Graduate Nurse Residency Program results in positive trends/outcomes
  • Nurses advocate for the profession at the state/national level
  • Collaborate with HR to implement Leadership Development program at all levels

Strategic Goal #3: Sustain SVMC Financial performance and strength in order
to fulfill organizational vision and goals

  • Monitor key financial indicators related to patient care
  • Healthcare finance incorporated into nursing leadership development at all levels
  • Acquire nursing scholarship funding to advance RN education
  • Acquire funding for Nursing Research Fellowship
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