Welcome from the Chief Nursing Executive/Vice President
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 family members to address
needs and define outcomes. The foundation of nursing practice at Covenant
is through a relationship-based care model that endorses our ministry’s
belief in meeting the needs of the whole patient—body, mind, and
spirit. 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
As providers at the frontline of care, nurses have an important role in
achieving desired outcomes based on patient needs and preferences. 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 Clinical Academy internship program, Mentoring
Program, and designation as a Pathway to Excellence organization demonstrate
our commitment to create a positive environment for nursing practice.
Our shared governance model allows us to deliver care through a collaborative
model of interprofessional teams while maintaining autonomy for the individual 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 Compassion,
Dignity, Justice, Excellence, and Integrity as the driving force in all we do.
Our goal at Covenant Health is to provide professional, distinctive nursing
care which exemplifies us as a progressive, innovative health care organization
of excellence. Covenant Health nurses believe in their vision of creating
a high quality, individualized experience, every time for every patient,
by competent and inspirational nursing staff. We believe we are the best
place to practice compassionate, evidence-based, patient and family-centered care.
Karen Baggerly, MSN, RN, CCRN
School of Nursing
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