Nursing at Winchester Medical Center
Nurses at Valley Health are committed to promoting the health and wellness
of the individuals in the communities we serve. Nurses and nursing assistants
are the hearts and hands of patient care and there is a lot going on in
and around our health system and we are excited to share just a few things
our nursing professionals have been up to. Below you will find information
on our mission, vision and nursing philosophy, as well as a link to our
Nursing Annual Report.
2015 - 2016 Nursing Annual Report
To improve the holistic health of those we serve through the art and science
To achieve the highest quality outcomes through evidence based nursing practice.
The essence of nursing within Winchester Medical Center (WMC), a subsystem
of Valley Health (VH), comes from the internalization of a philosophy
that facilitates practice transcending all patient care settings, stages
of human development, cultural and ethnic diversity, and the illness-wellness
continuum. This philosophy is reflected in the mission of professional
practice for WMC nurses as they endeavor to provide holistic care for
patients, families and communities. The philosophy also supports the vision
of nurses as leaders, addressing the quality of care for WMC patients
in the changing health care environment, through evidence based nursing practice.
The nursing division advocates Dr. Joyce Dungan’s theory of Dynamic
Integration. This theory views human beings as having three synergistic
dimensions of body, mind and spirit, all of which are an integrated, organized
entity, not reducible to discrete parts. We also embrace Benner’s
theory of Novice to Expert, which is incorporated into our plan for orientation,
education, and professional development. These concepts reflect and support
important aspects of the organization’s mission, vision, and values.