Nursing at Huntington Hospital

Our excellent nurses are vital members of your interdisciplinary team.

Nursing at Huntington Hospital

Our department of nursing at Huntington Hospital is comprised of registered nurses, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, licensed technicians, patient care assistants and unit secretaries. This talented group of healthcare providers practice on more than 20 specialty-based nursing units including three critical care units.

We continuously seek to develop, challenge and mentor nurses through the advancement of their practice and encourage strong partnerships. These solid and strong partnerships allowed the hospital to successfully pursue Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2011, and be re-designated in 2015. In addition, Huntington Hospital nurses take pride in being part of a Joint Commission certified orthopedic center of excellence as well as a certified comprehensive stroke center.

Our diverse and dynamic team of nurses is supported by a strong group of nurse leaders who encourage professional growth and foster a healthy work environment. We deliver excellent care through interdisciplinary and leadership collaboration, promoting a safe, positive, knowledgeable, creative and trusting practice environment. As vital members of the interdisciplinary team, RNs are responsible for effectively communicating information related to patient care.

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Nursing Excellence

Nursing Shared Decision Councils

The Shared Governance model provides an opportunity for Huntington Hospital nurses to share ideas, solve problems and makes decisions in matters that impact their work. Shared Governance also improves the lines of communication between units and other departments, resulting in better care for the patients.

The Shared Governance structure:

  • Advances nursing excellence.
  • Provides leadership development for RNs through involvement in decision-making about nursing practice.
  • Empowers all nurses to engage by contributing to work redesign.
  • Improves the quality of care to patient and families.

Clinical Nurse Recognition Program

The Clinical Nurse Recognition Program is based on Huntington Hospital’s mission and core values, and the ANCC Magnet ® Domains. The goal of the program is to recognize the professional excellence of Huntington Hospital nurses and their desire to provide the best care to our community.

Magnet Designation

Huntington Hospital is proud to be a Magnet designated hospital, one of only 26 hospitals in California, and the first in the San Gabriel Valley to have received this prestigious nursing designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Originally designated in 2011, Huntington Hospital achieved re-designation in 2015.

The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® is viewed around the world as the ultimate seal of quality and confidence in nursing. Magnet organizations are recognized for superior nursing processes and quality patient care, leading to the highest levels of safety, quality and patient satisfaction. Only 6 percent of all acute care healthcare organizations have obtained this recognition.

What Does Magnet Designation Mean to Patients?

As a Magnet designated hospital, you can be confident that Huntington Hospital is on the cutting edge of nursing. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes that Huntington Hospital has developed excellent processes in nursing that lead to high quality patient care, and the highest levels of safety, quality and patient satisfaction.

Magnet designation also highlights the culture of inquiry at Huntington Hospital. Our nurses ask questions and make decisions based on evidence. The nurse-patient relationship is a unique one in health care, and you can be sure that the nurses at Huntington Hospital are providing educated, evidence-informed care and advocating on your behalf.

What is the Magnet Model?

The Magnet Model helps guide organizations by providing structure for delivering evidence-based care and focusing on outcomes of patient care. Hospitals that have been recognized must report annually and apply for redesignation every four years.

The body responsible for designating hospitals with Magnet status, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), looks for success across many domains. Learn about the rigorous criteria for Magnet designation here.

The Daisy Award

As a designated Magnet hospital, Huntington Hospital is a recognized leader in nursing excellence. Every day, our nurses go above and beyond for our patients, and we are proud to recognize them for their efforts.

To learn more about the DAISY Award, nominate a nurse, and see previous DAISY honorees, click here.

We invite patients, family members, physicians and fellow staff to nominate a nurse for The DAISY Award. Click here for the nomination form.

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