Welcome from our Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
At Covenant Health, nursing is an integral part of the organizational operation.
As vital members of the healthcare team, nurses incorporate collaboration,
clinical practice, and a culture of caring to support patient and family-centered
care. Through our commitment to safe and reliable care delivery, nursing
actively partners with our patients and their families to address needs
and define outcomes. Nursing practice at Covenant is based on Virginia
Henderson’s philosophy, with focus on development of the nurse-patient
relationship and the nurse-team relationship. Nursing care is initiated
through use of the nursing process and is delivered in a modified Primary
Care model. The goal of our professional practice is to achieve patient
outcomes through accountability, responsibility, collaboration, professional
growth and development of each member of the nursing team.
As providers at the frontline of care, nurses have an important role in
achieving desired outcomes based on patient needs. Covenant Health supports
the ongoing development of evidence based practice, participation in quality
improvement and research activities, and the process of continual professional
development. Our excellent Internship Program and Mentoring Program demonstrate
our commitment to create a positive environment for nursing practice.
Our shared governance model allows us to carry out our functions through
a collaborative model of interdisciplinary teams while maintaining autonomy
for the individual staff nurse.
Covenant Health is an integral part of the Lubbock community and is very
important to the people of West Texas. We acknowledge the trust our patients
have in our abilities to care for their health needs and we take this
responsibility very seriously. Nursing provides leadership for the organization’s
quality initiatives, maintaining a focus on providing a safe, therapeutic,
and healing environment for the patients we serve. We recognize the multicultural
dimension of our delivery system, committing to the values of Dignity,
Service, Justice, and Excellence as the driving force in all we do.
Our mission at Covenant Health is to provide professional, distinctive
nursing care which exemplifies us as a progressive, innovative health
care organization of excellence. We believe we are the best place to practice
compassionate, evidence based, patient and family-centered care. If your
professional goals match this environment, we invite you to join our outstanding
community of nursing staff.
Karen Baggerly, MSN, RN, CCRN
School of Nursing
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