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Nursing Mission: To improve the health and lives of our patients and communities.

Nursing Vision: Nurses at Bayhealth Medical Center will serve our patients and community by providing expert, compassionate, collaborative quality care. Nurse leadership will establish a trusting and open environment where nurse have a voice in their practice, and are empowered to be autonomous, critical thinkers. Nursing will be recognized for excellence by utilizing research, education, and evidence-based practice.

Excellence is our Standard, not our Goal!

Nursing Philosophy: We, the professional nurses at Bayhealth Medical Center, are dedicated to providing a healing environment that encompasses mind, body and spirit without prejudice by:

  • Achieving the highest level of professional accountability through evidence-based practice, education and research
  • Providing exceptional patient focused care with respect,
    compassion, dignity, and integrity
  • Fostering a safe and holistic approach to the provision of care
  • Recognizing that family is an integral part of the healing process
  • Supporting patient values and diversity
  • Improving patient outcomes through interdisciplinary and innovative care
  • Promoting an optimal level of wellness through the delivery of health education

Above all, We are patient advocates…We’re here for life!

Nursing Practice Framework:  The Patient/Family is at the center of all the care delivered by the nurses of Bayhealth Medical Center.  Our professional practice model is based on the Planetree Model of Mind, Body and Spirit.

Guiding Principles

  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Nursing Research
  • Quality Improvement
  • Autonomy, Accountability and Collaboration
  • Ethics
  • Professional Development