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Nursing Quality Initiatives

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It has been an extremely busy year for WakeMed nurses – lots of research, innovation and analysis to improve the quality of care and experience for our patients and their families. Also in this report, you’ll see the extensive list of publications and presentations where WakeMed nurses have been selected to share their research and practice innovations. These contributions to new knowledge influence state and national work environments while advancing clinical outcomes.

What makes you special is the way you are guided by the WakeMed Nursing Professional Practice Model in all that you do. Your ‘Compassion’ is real, your patient ‘Advocacy’ is heard loud and clear, you’re building trusting ‘Relationships’, and your nursing ‘Excellence’ and attention to patient ‘Safety’ are evident as you continuously Chase Zero.

Please enjoy the following report, which includes just a few of the past year’s many accomplishments. YOU make all the difference for our patients – it makes me so proud to be a WakeMed nurse. Thank you for being amazing.

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Cindy Boily, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President
& Chief Nursing Officer
WakeMed Health & Hospitals

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WakeMed Magnet Designation

Magnet Recognition

WakeMed has officially earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet designation. This system-wide designation recognizes our ongoing dedication and innovative efforts to improve outcomes for our patients and services for all who enter our doors.

PETALS Award Nomination



Every DAISY has petals extending from its core that make it a perfect flower.

At WakeMed, our PETALS are our colleagues in departments such as Environmental Services, Rehabilitation, Case Management, Food & Nutrition and Transport, as well as secretaries, nurse aides, physicians and other employees throughout the health system. Please help WakeMed’s Division of Nursing recognize these individuals for the outstanding and
compassionate care they deliver every day.

DAISY Award Nomination


This award recognizes the super-human work that nurses do every day. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem. The DAISY Foundation was formed in January 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications related to Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), an auto-immune disease. Patrick Barnes’ family vividly recalled the skillful and compassionate care from his nurses and wanted to say "thank you" to nurses everywhere by establishing The DAISY Award.

The DAISY Award is given monthly to an outstanding nurse at WakeMed.

Executive Summary - Leapfrog Hospital Survey and Evidence for 2014 Standards
Nursing Staff Services and Nursing Leadership