2018 Nursing Annual Report

Continuously focused on improving patient outcomes and providing the safest care for our patients.


At Carle, our Nursing Vision is that we will be world-class innovators, advancing evidence-based practices and new nursing knowledge, delivered through a patient-centered professional practice model to provide excellent care.

We Believe:

  • That nursing is both an art and science

  • That patients are the center of our practice

  • That patients deserve quality care that is delivered in a professional environment

  • In shared governance

  • In our power to effect change

  • In our collective wisdom


This report reflects nursing’s commitment to our vision and beliefs. The dedicated work of our nurses is evident in the strong outcomes of their shared governance and shared decision making. You will read about our nurses’ allegiance to lifelong learning and to improving patient care through the use of best practices.


Carle nurses exemplify top decile nursing practice evidenced by our NDNQI (National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators) outcomes, staff satisfaction scores and patient experience scores. We are so proud of our Leapfrog A rating and our Top 50 Hospital designation, which both reflect our excellent nursing care.


One major achievement of the year is our third journey toward a Magnet designation. We were thrilled when our document was accepted without a request for revision in 2018 – which is not often achieved in the Magnet world. The preliminary work to confirm our processes quality outcomes as world class is complete, but we anxiously await the final decision from the American Nurses Credentialing Center – a story for next year.


I am grateful and proud of the care our nurses provide each day for the sick and to promote the health of our patients. It is a privilege to work with such an esteemed team of professionals.


This annual report is dedicated to each and every one of our nurses and the team they work with to create a truly healing environment for our patients and families. Thanks to all of you for all you give each and every day.



Pam. B

Transformational Leadership


Structural Empowerment


Exemplary Professional Practice

New Knowledge


Empirical Outcomes