A wise person once said, “Save one life you’re a hero, save 100 lives and you’re a nurse.” But how exactly do you measure quality in such a heroic profession? At Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJ) (New Brunswick, NJ), achieving quality in nursing is a top priority. The academic medical center employs 1,600 registered nurses to help manage more than 600 inpatient beds. In 2011 and 2012 the hospital took top honors for outstanding nursing quality in an American Nurses Association recognition program based on its National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI®). The database collects and evaluates unit-specific nurse-sensitive data from hospitals across the United States. Methods that earned RWJ honors for quality nursing At our annual client conference, ACE, we learned more about how RWJ achieved success from Nicole Martinez, RN, director of nursing informatics. She credits […]