We believe that the purpose of nursing is total commitment to the care of our patients, their families, and the community we serve and is designed to address the health and wellness needs of a culturally diverse population. It is essential that we bring our core values into the care of each individual. . . empathy, respect, compassion, communication and the offering of "ourselves" to everyone we touch. Through the incorporation of these values into our practice we help the patients heal physically, psychologically and spiritually. All of our actions are directed to restore and maintain our patient's health throughout the lifespan. When recovery is not possible, our goal is to provide comfort with dignity and continued attention to the alleviation of pain and other distressing symptoms.
Our patients are the reason we practice at SSHS. We are patient and family advocates and work with all disciplines in a collaborative process to provide our patients with the highest quality care. We utilize a holistic approach in the care of our patients and their families . . . an approach that is essential to obtain the best possible outcomes. It is through our partnership with one another and with our communities that true staff and customer satisfaction is achieved and maintained.
We encourage and support the advancement of nursing practice through the provision of extensive educational opportunities. We believe that it is the responsibility of every nurse within SSHS to pursue her or his self-development.