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Message from CNO

Dear Colleagues,

It is my humble honor to present the 2019 Nursing Annual Report, which highlights the extraordinary contributions and talents of our nursing professionals. This year's Annual Report showcases the strategic development, dynamic expansion, and countless accomplishments that have meaningfully transpired, establishing 2019 as a landmark year of tremendous transformation and growth.

In 2019, the state-of-the-art, cutting edge facility that we call 500P was opened to serve more patients, discover new innovations and continue to lead the way toward the highest level of excellence. While we are thrilled to have this new building, we also know that it is our people that bring it to life. Together, as we moved into 500P, the stone and steel of the facility finally came with the heart and soul of our exceptional nurses and interprofessional colleagues. As we embrace our new environment, I am excited and deeply honored to continue partnering with our nurses and interprofessional colleagues as we embark on this new journey together.

As a team, we are committed to strengthening our culture of excellence that is value-focused, digitally-driven, and uniquely Stanford. Stanford Nursing has the unwavering vow to elevate the nursing profession and improve quality and safety standards. Exemplifying the excellence that is required of an American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Hospital, we are supported by SHC's Professional Practice Model and the work of Jean Watson through Caring Science (SHC Nurse Theorist).

Currently, SHC is engaging in the exciting process of Magnet re-designation. The Magnet Recognition Program® is the highest national honor given for nursing excellence and quality patient care in the United States by the world's largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization, the ANCC. Throughout 2019, we have been in the collection and documentation phases of our Magnet journey. The Magnet document features inspiring nursing exemplars that highlight the tremendous impact of nurses across the categories of transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, and new knowledge and innovations.

As we look forward to our 4th Magnet Designation, I am greatly inspired by SHC's nursing professionals. As leaders and collaborators, our nurses continue to push the limits of professional excellence through persistent advancements and exemplary practice.

I would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the Stanford nurses. As we close 2019, I look forward to celebrating 2020 Year of the Nurse with exemplary, innovative, and compassionate professionals that I am so fortunate to call -- my fellow Stanford nurses.


With respect and admiration,

Dale Beatty, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer

VP Patient Care Services

Dale Beatty, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Caritas Coach 

Chief Nursing Officer, VP Patient Care Services


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