One of nine in three-state area to earn ADVANCE for Nurses’ honor roll status
Nurses have spoken and they rank York Hospital as one of the top hospitals on nursing issues in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
ADVANCE for Nurses, a regional publication, conducted its first Readers’ Choice Survey from March 1 through July 31.
Nurses were able to go the magazine’s Web site and rank their hospital by responding on a 1-5 scale to 10 statements in five categories: quality of care, organizational culture, professional development, communication and retention efforts.
These nine hospitals scored high in all five categories of the Readers’ Choice Survey, earning a spot on ADVANCE for Nurses’ Honor Roll:
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-Mainland Campus, Pomona, N.J.
Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Ephrata Community Hospital, Ephrata, Pa.
Hospital of the University of Penn, Philadelphia
Paoli Memorial Hospital, Paoli, Pa.
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia
Underwood-Memorial Hospital, Woodbury, N.J.
Virtua West Jersey Hospital, Voorhees, N.J.
York Hospital, York, Pa.
York Hospital was one of nine hospitals which scored high in all five categories. That distinction earned it a spot on the ADVANCE for Nurses’ Honor Roll.
“We wanted to have a survey that determined best hospitals from a nursing perspective,” said Linda Jones, editorial director, ADVANCE for Nurses.
“It speaks loudly when your nurses think highly of where they work.”
Jones said the five categories were selected because they are important to nurses.
Valerie Hardy-Sprenkle, vice president, Patient Care, York Hospital, said, “I’m absolutely elated to hear of this special honor. It’s a reflection of the caliber, talent and excellence of our nursing staff and our culture of patient centeredness and caring.
“The honor is especially meaningful since the ranking comes from our professional nursing staff.”
Hardy-Sprenkle added that the five categories reflect elements of a strong and healthy work environment.
“We support, value and respect our nursing staff, who are the foundation for excellence in patient care,” she said.
Dorene Johnson, L.P.N., Express Admission Unit, York Hospital, who participated in the survey, said, “One area that stands out at York Hospital is communication. I see nurses working together as a team to ensure the best possible care for patients.
“This transcends the entire hospital from floor to floor, service line to service line, and to the community.
“I have spent 17 years at York Hospital and have seen many changes, yet the atmosphere of nurses working together to achieve a common goal, the care of the patient, has not changed.
“Management is supportive of our efforts and I feel 100 percent comfortable communicating with them.”
Teresa Gati, R.N., 6 South, said, “I would recommend York Hospital to any nurse looking for employment.
“There are some amazing nurses here with a wealth of knowledge of the medical profession.
“More importantly, the patients along with their friends and families are kind and appreciate the care the staff provides.
“Educational opportunities are encouraged. It’s a great place to be a nurse, friend and patient.”