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Florida Hospital 2018 Conference Schedule

March

March 24th-29th: AORN – Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses, New Orleans, LA.

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Florida Hospital Earns Prestigious Award

Florida Hospital for Children has been named a Top Children’s Hospital by The Leapfrog Group.  This award is considered one of the most prestigious honors a hospital can receive.  Florida Hospital for Children is one of only ten children’s hospitals in the entire U.S. to earn this recognition.

In addition, Florida Hospital Celebration Health has been named a Top Teaching Hospital, one of only 36 in the country to get this distinction.

Performance across many areas of care is reviewed in establishing the qualifications for the award, including: infection rates, high-risk procedure outcomes, and the prevention of medical errors.  Hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey to be considered.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent hospital watchdog organization that reviews patient safety metrics in the industry.  Back in October, the organization gave every Florida Hospital campus in Central Florida an “A” grade for their commitment to patient care.

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You Might be a Florida Hospital Kissimmee Nurse if…

You Might be a Florida Hospital Kissimmee Nurse if…

 

It takes a special person to be a nurse. One that cares. Extends unwavering compassion. Sacrifices for others. And at Florida Hospital, embodies the mission to heal the whole person — in body, mind, and spirit.

If you have ever wondered if you might be a “Florida Hospital nurse,” we have some ways to find out.

Florida Hospital Kissimmee Chief Nursing Officer Linda Cason explains five attributes that create the glow of a Florida Hospital Kissimmee nurse in some key clinical areas.

  1. A Florida Hospital Kissimmee nurse likes unique and challenging opportunities

Florida Hospital Kissimmee is a part of one of Central Florida’s largest networks of care. Located in the heart of one of the fastest growing communities in all of Florida, Florida Hospital Kissimmee’s campus is just minutes from major attractions, like Walt Disney World. At Florida Hospital Kissimmee, our team members are committed to each patient’s experience with a focus on exceptional clinical care.

Florida Hospital Kissimmee has unique and exciting opportunities within critical care, medical, surgical and emergency service lines for experienced and graduate nurses alike. There are also other nursing opportunities in the areas of our cardiac cath lab and our new comprehensive interventional radiology department.

Cason says, “Our staff frequently tell us that they love the family-oriented feel of this campus.” She adds, “Florida Hospital Kissimmee does feel like a family; we are large enough for our nurses to learn and grow within our campus, yet small enough to keep that close family feel. At Kissimmee, our staff values their work, which is the reason we have a world-class team!”

 

  1. A Florida Hospital Kissimmee nurse experiences many growth and development opportunities

Florida Hospital Kissimmee is a great learning environment where many nurses use their experiences as a stepping stone to advance their careers. They provide a unique new employee experience that focuses on onboarding and education, in addition to growth and development pathways.

Cason says, “Our nurses build a strong clinical foundation that will prepare them for future advancement at Florida Hospital Kissimmee and beyond.”

 

  1. A Florida Hospital Kissimmee nurse likes to be part of a team

Teamwork is the cornerstone of what makes a Florida Hospital nurse — and their patient care — exceptional. “There is a true team spirit and sense of collaboration within each of our units, as well as across the entire hospital. We work together to ensure that the day goes smoothly for everyone,” says Cason. “We care for each other like family.”

 

  1. A Florida Hospital Kissimmee nurse likes to uphold high standards, professionally and personally

Cason describes, “The mission of our hospital holds us to the highest standard in the care of our patients. We take great pride in ensuring that we meet the needs of our patients and their families – body, mind, and spirit. Our team considers it a privilege to have the skills, knowledge, and expertise to care for our patients in such a special way and to be able to positively impact the lives of those we serve.”

 

  1. A Florida Hospital Kissimmee nurse embodies compassionate care for the whole person — in body, mind, and spirit

With the mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital Kissimmee nurses are committed to embracing this mission-based care for each patient’s body, mind, and spirit. “We are looking for nurses who respect our mission, and the spiritual needs of our patients and their fellow team members,” advises Cason.

She adds, “It’s a really unique culture at Florida Hospital, our nurses extend the same compassion and drive toward their teammates as they do their patients or anyone they come in contact with at the hospital.”

Some nurses pray with patients. If comfortable, you have the freedom to do this at Florida Hospital Kissimmee. As a 23-year employee of Florida Hospital, I believe in our mission and our work, and I am proud of the service that we are able to provide to our community,” shares Cason.

 

Have what it takes? Learn more about becoming a Florida Hospital Kissimmee nurse by visiting www.WorkatKissimmee.com.

 

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Florida Hospital Gets Report Card

Florida Hospital campuses in the Orlando metro area all received “A” grades in an elite national rating program which recognizes strong commitment to patient safety. The independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group released the grades, which rate hospitals on errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.  Surveyors also consider a hospital system’s culture to prevent mishaps.

The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Hospital Safety Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

To see Florida Hospital’s full scores, and to access consumer-friendly tips, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

 

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Florida Hospital #1 Hospital in Orlando. Again.

Florida Hospital tied for the No. 1 spot of best hospitals in Orlando in a new report from U.S. News & World Report.

Florida Hospital, one of five Central Florida hospitals to get a “best” designation, tied with Orlando Regional Medical Center for No. 4 in the Sunshine State, according to the publication’s 2017-18 rankings published Tuesday morning. They both also were rated as high-performing for nine adult procedures/conditions.

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Florida Hospital Receives 2017 Gallup Great Workplace Award

Adventist Health System (AHS), which includes Florida Hospital,  has been named a 2017 Gallup Great Workplace Award winner. This marks the seventh consecutive year that AHS has received the award, which recognizes organizations for their extraordinary ability to create engaged workplace cultures.

According to Gallup, organizations with highly engaged workforces can grow at a rate that is 4.3 times greater than their competitors. Gallup’s research links employee engagement to various performance outcomes, finding that companies in the top quartile have higher productivity, fewer safety and quality incidents, lower absenteeism and lower turnover.

To be considered for the award, organizations must administer an employee engagement survey to at least 50 respondents representing a census of the organization, receive a high, qualifying response rate and earn a qualifying score on Gallup’s Q12 employee engagement survey. A panel of Gallup workplace experts evaluates applicants and assesses them against criteria established by a comprehensive workplace study.

“The world’s top-performing organizations help lead the global economy by engaging their workforces,” said Jim Harter, Ph.D., Gallup’s chief scientist of workplace management and well-being. “Gallup’s Great Workplace Award winners understand the importance of employee engagement by making it a vital part of their organization and using it as a driving force to create real business outcomes.”

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Florida Hospital Nurse Hiring Event May 23

Florida Hospital will host a job fair and virtual hiring event on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

HR managers will conduct on-site interviews for GN and experienced RN positions which offer competitive wages and immediate benefits. Select experienced full-time RN positions may be eligible for a sign-on bonus of up to $10,000*.

The hiring event will take place at the following Florida Hospital locations: Altamonte, Apopka, Celebration, East Orlando, Kissimmee, Orlando (includes Florida Hospital for Women and Florida Hospital for Children), Winter Garden, and Winter Park.

 

For more event details and information on the Virtual Event, please visit www.workatfloridahospital.com.

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Florida Hospital’s President and CEO Daryl Tol listed as one of sixty of the most powerful people in healthcare.

Becker’s Hospital Review lists Tol among “60 of the most powerful people in healthcare in 2016”

Power can be measured by size, expertise, revenue, political authority or social influence. Becker’s Healthcare believes Daryl Tol possess and exhibit power in all of the aforementioned ways, if not more.

From the pediatrician who sounded the alarm on the water crisis in Flint to the journalist who exposed one of healthcare’s most volatile startups, each of 2016’s most powerful people exercised their unique expertise, authority, and position to bring about change. 

View the complete list here.

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Florida Hospital Named a Great Place to Work in Healthcare

As of 2016, Adventist Health System, which includes Florida Hospital, is a six-time winner of Gallup’s Great Workplace Award. The faith-based health system has more than 45 hospital campuses and 8,200-plus licensed beds in nine states, with more than 80,000 employees. It also operates urgent care centers, home health, hospice agencies and skilled nursing facilities. Employees at the health system’s hospitals have the opportunity to volunteer in their community; more than 500 Florida Hospital employees participated in central Florida’s second annual Day of Caring last year. 

 

View the complete list of recognized organizations.