Recognition of nurses is a key component of the culture of excellence at Holy Spirit Hospital.
Direct care nurses find many ways to celebrate and honor their colleagues, their achievements and their specialty practices and to acknowledge the contributions that nurses make every day to patient and health care to the community.
Nursing Career Ladder
The Nursing Career Ladder Program at Holy Spirit Hospital provides a process by which reward and recognition for clinical competency, experience, professional development, leadership, performance improvement/nursing research and provision of excellence in quality of patient care is acknowledged. The Career Ladder consists of five levels. Each level has specific criteria which must be met in order to advance. Achievement of advancement is self-directed and level status is validated annually. Each level builds upon the preceding level. Advancement is based on application, portfolio, interview and peer review process. Promotion is acknowledged by title, departmental recognition and financial remuneration.
Annual Certification Bonus
Registered nursing certification is the formal recognition of specialized knowledge, skills, and experience. These attributes are demonstrated by individuals who voluntarily, through successful completion of a qualifying examination, achieve specialty certification credentials identified by independent accredited nursing specialty organizations to promote optimal patient care. Holy Spirit Hospital maintains a program to honor and support certified bedside nurses through an annual bonus program.
Nursing Excellence Awards
Each year during Nurses' Week we honor those Holy Spirit Hospital nurses selected by their peers for their contributions to excellence in nursing. Nursing Excellence Awards are given in the following categories: Clinical Practice Registered Nurse, Specialty Clinical Practice Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Nursing Team Member, Advanced Practice Nurse and Nursing Administration.
Holy Spirit Hospital and its Nurses' Week Committee sponsor an exciting week full of activities during Nurses’ Week to honor and celebrate our fantastic nursing team. The highlight of the week is our Nurses’ Luncheon where our Nightingale Award Winners are announced.
Pennsylvania Annual Nightingale Awards Gala
Each fall, our Nursing Excellence Award Winners and Nightingale Award Nominees are guests at the Pennsylvania Annual Nightingale Awards dinner. Attendance at this dinner is supported by the Medical Staff of Holy Spirit Hospital.
Clinical Excellence Banners
Clinical Excellence Banners are awarded by the Image/Work Life Council to those units demonstrating excellence in quality, service or teamwork. The Image/Work Life Council reviews nominations and selects winners based on established criteria. The award winning units prominently display the banner during the following month.