Rush Oak Park Hospital fosters the passion for nursing and endeavors to unleash the talent and creativity of the nurse as a means to be the best in the nation in providing care to our community. Achieving that goal has expanded our view beyond the walls of the hospital. Advance Practice Nurses (APNs) and the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) model embrace the potential of every nurse to influence care outcomes across the care continuum. Partnerships with community networks address socio-economic issues extending from local businesses to the needs of the homeless. These are exciting times for ROPH nurses to create what has been their dream of what nursing could be, both at the bedside and beyond!
Karen M. Mayer
PhD, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Patient Care Services