Welcome to the Nursing Excellence website at High Point Regional Health! In 2005 a group of Registered Nurses gathered to develop our first Strategic Plan for Nursing. One of our objectives was to create a website for nursing. That was realized in early 2006 and we continue to develop our website each year to include more links, more departmental information and sites where we can recognize staff members’ accomplishments.
Nursing at High Point Regional Health is very special and it is our hope that you will see that as you view our site. As a hospital that has achieved Magnet Designation three times, we are very proud of the work we do, the service we provide and the outcomes we achieve for our patients. We do this by using the Forces of Magnetism as our foundation of Nursing Excellence.
In this age of technology, it is often the nurse who brings the human touch to health care. We are present with our patients at all times of the day and night. We help people to recovery and we help people to a peaceful transition at end of life. We are often the first hands to hold our patients and the last hands to hold our patient’s hands. Nursing is more than giving medications, changing dressings, collecting vital signs, assessing physiologic status. It is about understanding how medications can affect healing. It is understanding that wounds heal in different ways. It is understanding that vital signs and assessments represent a patient’s story of health or illness. We make a difference in people’s lives every day through building relationships with them. We care for people at their most vulnerable moments and they welcome our presence! What a privilege to be a nurse!
It is my distinct honor and privilege to serve the nurses of High Point Regional Health. Their commitment to excellence is inspirational.
Nursing at High Point Regional is very special and the following Web pages will give you a glimpse of what makes our jobs so special. You will see descriptions of the departments where nursing care is delivered—this includes non-traditional as well as the traditional sites. You will also find information about our teams. The role of our teams is to determine why and how we do our work and how to reward and recognize that work. These teams have been established and in place for many years and we are very proud of the work that the members of these teams do.
It is my honor to serve High Point Regional Health and the nurses who work here.
Tammi Erving-Mengel, Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer
2011 Nursing Annual Report