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Duke Raleigh Hospital Named Healthy Workplace for Nurses

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June 5, 2009 For Immediate Release

Duke Raleigh Hospital Named Healthy Workplace for Nurses

The North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) named Duke Raleigh Hospital a second-time recipient of its Hallmarks of Healthy Workplaces award in recognition for creating a positive work environment for registered nurses. A special project of NCNA and a result of a Duke Endowment grant, the Hallmarks of Healthy Workplaces program is designed to recognize exceptional workplaces for nurses and to help health care providers create workplaces in which communication flows freely and nurses contribute actively to facility governance.

Duke Raleigh was the first hospital to receive Hallmarks recognition in 2006. Since the initial award, the hospital has paved the path for several North Carolina facilities to achieve recognition.

"We are delighted that Duke Raleigh Hospital has been re-designated as a North Carolina Hallmarks of a Healthy Workplaces Hospital,” said Rosemary Brown Chief Nursing Officer. “Since our initial award in 2006 we have continued to strive for a work environment that supports our nursing staff with the resources necessary so that they can provide extraordinary care.  Our 2009 application and on site survey confirmed that our nursing staff report high satisfaction with the organizations support in the areas of leadership, professional development, empowerment, safety and quality."

The awards will be presented at an August 7 awards ceremony. Recognition is based on three basic criteria: support of nursing professional development, system support for nurses to provide quality service, and integration of nursing into operations and governance.

Workplaces also receiving this award include: Carolinas Medical Center’s Infusion Center, Carolinas Medical Center - University’s Intensive Care/Progressive Care Unit (ICU/PCU), Carolinas Medical Center – Mercy’s Kidney Dialysis Unit (KDU) and Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), and Randolph Hospital. The James E. Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center also successfully renewed its Hallmarks status.

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