Our nurses provide services that span the continuum of medical care. They are integral team members in a multidisciplinary healthcare environment. The shared goal of our nursing and medical team is to deliver high quality patient care. Our staffing levels reflect our patient’s needs.
Watch a Day in the Life of an ICU Nurse
Almost 30 percent of our nurses are certified in specialties beyond their nursing degrees and have an average of over 12 years’ nursing experience. Our high retention/low staff turnover rate exemplifies the dedication our nurses have to Maimonides and the patients they serve.
Leaders & Innovators
Nurses at Maimonides are leaders and have pioneered several hospital-wide safety and patient care initiatives. The wisdom, experience and creativity of our nurses has resulted in an increased administration rate for inpatient pneumonia vaccine, reduced delays in admissions, the creation of education programs for parents of neonatal intensive care unit babies as well as the creation of a chest pain observation unit and a pain management program. With dozens of programs, we offer a wide range of opportunities for graduate nurses. Maimonides strongly supports career development, and its clinical ladder program encourages nurses to apply for senior staff status.
Awards & Recognition
In 2008, HealthGrades awarded Maimonides more five-star ratings than any hospital in New York City, in areas including congestive heart failure, spinal fusion surgery and community-acquired pneumonia. HealthGrades also awarded the hospital Specialty Excellence Awards for stroke care, interventional cardiology and critical care.
Also in 2008, Hospital Compare, the United States government Web site that helps the public review the quality of care at hospitals, named Maimonides as the only hospital in the nation to perform better than the national rate in all three categories: heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia.
Night Shift Support Group
At the initiative of the Retention Committee (RC), a support group for new nurses working the night shift was started. This monthly session is intended to be an open forum to discuss the issues and concerns of acclimating to the night shift, as well as any other challenges new nurses may have.
The RC is in the process of creating a mentorship program for new night shift nurses. Experienced nurses on the night shift have volunteered to be mentors for new graduates nurses.