Enhancing Nursing Practice at Winchester Hospital
“We consistently hear from patients and families whose lives have been forever changed by their interactions with a nurse at Winchester Hospital,” says Kathy Schuler, chief nursing officer and vice president for patient care services. “It is a result of this nursing expertise, caring and collaboration with others throughout the hospital, that we have been recognized for providing high-quality health care and an outstanding patient experience. I am proud of our exceptional nursing staff and consider every nurse a leader and valuable member of our team.”
This philosophy leads to high-quality patient care by Winchester Hospital nurses who have developed a strong professional practice environment and engage in numerous professional activities. Our patient satisfaction scores and awards and recognition are evidence of this excellence.
Over the years, our nurses have served in statewide and national nursing roles. They are well educated and highly experienced. Nearly all of our nurses have been with us for many years – and often for decades. Their average tenure is 11 years, a testament to their satisfaction with the professional practice environment of Winchester Hospital.
Experienced Nurses, National Activities
We take great pride in the expertise and commitment of the nurses at Winchester Hospital. The impressive list of national professional memberships held by our nurses, and the various professional presentations they have developed, is testament to their skill and expertise.
These are just a few of the professional nursing organizations our nurses are involved in:
- American Association of Critical Care Nurses
- American Organization of Nurse Executives
- Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical & Neonatal Nurses
- Emergency Nurses Association
- National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Oncology Nurses Society
Winchester Hospital's nurses are active participants in a variety of international, national, local and regional professional conferences throughout the year. Whether as speakers, as expert panel participants or presenting nursing-related poster presentations, our nurses share their expertise and passion for nursing with colleagues from around the globe.
Our Nursing Councils
Our nurses serve on various nursing councils at Winchester Hospital, where they study and evaluate issues related to nursing practice in order to enrich and enhance the excellent patient care that they provide to our patients every day.
Winchester Hospital’s nursing councils:
- Nursing Practice Council
- Nursing Research Council
- Nursing Quality Council.
- Professional Nursing Development Council
- Wound Management Council
At every stage of life and for every medical need, Winchester Home Care can help, with home care services for people facing challenges of later life stages, with new babies, with disabilities, fighting illnesses, and more.
Emergency care at Winchester Hospital is stronger than ever. We offer the latest technology, medical care and pediatric services through a partnership with specialists from Boston Children’s Hospital.
Through Winchester Hospital’s Grateful Patient Program, you can honor your physician, nurse or caregiver with a contribution to the hospital. It’s a wonderful way to say thank you for the care you or a family member received.