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For Nurses

For Nurses

Welcome from the Chief Nursing Executive/Vice President

Karen Baggerly

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 nursing team.

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

Covenant Health

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