Nurses at UChicago Medicine AdventHealth

Nursing Is the Foundation of Whole-Person Care

Nurses are the heart of healthcare, and at UChicago Medicine AdventHealth, our award-winning nurses go above and beyond. Nurses leave a lasting impression on the people they care for and their families.

Through Magnet Recognition®, professional development and innovative programs, our nursing teams feel supported and empowered to provide the highest quality healthcare. They deliver compassionate care to our patients every day.

Happy nurses result in happier and healthier patients, and we’re committed to delivering the highest quality patient care for years to come.

Our Vision, Values and Strategic Plans

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Magnet Recognition® of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

We are Honored to Achieve Magnet Recognition®

In 2015, UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Hinsdale received the prestigious Magnet designation by the Commission on Magnet Recognition® of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) initial designation.

ANCC Magnet Recognition® is the highest honor a healthcare organization can achieve for nursing excellence and quality patient care. Approximately 8% of hospital organizations nationwide have achieved this status.

In March 2020, our Hinsdale and La Grange hospitals achieved Magnet redesignation in a two-campus, one-entity application.

A Letter From Our Chief Nursing Officer

Our UChicago Medicine AdventHealth nurses are dynamic, caring, compassionate, innovative and resilient. Aligning with the values and mission of our health system, our nursing staff is committed to whole-person care. They ensure safe, reliable and quality care through collaborative efforts. Our nurses form relationships to support one another and the interprofessional team.

Our nurses create an environment that surpasses the expectations of patients looking for high-quality, compassionate care and attracts nurses looking to engage in collaborative, leading-edge medicine where autonomy, innovation and nursing excellence prevail.

Andrea S. Miller, Chief Nursing Officer of UChicago Medicine AdventHealth
UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Nurses

Recognizing Extraordinary Team Members

The DAISY Award for nurses and the Sunflower Award for non-nursing team members recognize the extraordinary, compassionate care our teams provide daily to patients and families. Learn more about each award and how to nominate a UChicago Medicine AdventHealth team member.

Nurse Taking Notes for Patient Visit

Our Professional Practice Model

Our practice model represents the ideas that guide and support how we deliver care at UChicago Medicine AdventHealth.

It depicts how we practice, collaborate, communicate and develop to provide the highest quality care for those we serve.

We believe in person-centered care, quality and safety, innovative practice, an inclusive culture, professional development and shared decision-making.

Our Shared Governance Structure

Shared Governance is a dynamic staff-leader partnership that promotes collaboration, shared decision making and accountability for improving the quality of care, safety and enhancing work life. Decision-making is based on evidence, facts, and consensus on what is best for all team members.

UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Hinsdale and La Grange hospitals have an integrated Shared Governance consisting of the Clinical Practice Council (CPC), Clinical Nurse Peer Review Committee (CNPRC), Professional Nurse Practice Council (PNP) and Nursing Care Committee (NCC).

Additionally, interprofessional committees align with our shared governance, hospital quality and patient safety governance. Shared Governance Councils are chaired by clinical staff nurses and supported by a leader facilitator.

Clinical Practice Council (CPC)

Decision-making structure that develops and approves clinical practice guidelines, policies and procedures based on our mission, caring theory and current evidence that provides practice accountability, autonomy and authority at the professional staff nurse level. The CPC has the authority to directly impact the practice of nursing and the standards of patient care. It also coordinates alignment with all other hospital disciplines for best patient-centered outcomes.

Clinical Nurse Peer Review Committee (CNPRC)

The CNPRC is a sub-committee of the Clinical Practice Council (CPC). CNPRC is designed to evaluate nursing care objectively and non-judgmentally to identify the causative factors involved in medical errors and look toward solutions to improve future performance. The review is intended to be constructive, confidential and non-punitive. This committee’s goal aligns with the hospital’s commitment to delivering quality patient care by empowering nurses to meet professional standards of practice.

Professional Nurse Practice Council (PNP)

Decision-making structure that provides for practice accountability, autonomy and authority at the professional clinical nurse level. The PNP has the authority to directly impact the practice of nursing and the standards of patient care. The PNP supports the professional development of nurses. PNP members review, monitor and track action plans for improvements for nurse-sensitive indicators and participate as Magnet Champions.

Nursing Care Committee (NCC)

Decision-making structure that addresses issues that impact nursing practice and the work environment and ensures compliance with state-mandated guidelines regarding scheduling and staffing of the professional nurse. The NCC has the authority to directly impact standards of practice. A requirement of the State of Illinois, this committee’s membership is 55% clinical nurses.

Nurse Comforting Patient at UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Hospital

The Theory of Human Caring

Registered nurse Dr. Jean Watson developed the Theory of Human Caring while studying psychology for her doctorate. According to her theory, the primary concern of nursing is to promote health, prevent illness, care for the sick and restore health.

Watson argues that nurses must prioritize care above all else and treat patients as part of a larger good, emphasizing the relationship between nurse and patient.

Click below to learn more about how we implement the theory of human caring through our commitment to whole-person health.

Join Our Team

When you join UChicago Medicine AdventHealth, you’ll be part of an organization that believes in caring for team members just as much as patients. Explore how you can apply at one of our locations.