Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center Nurses
"We believe our nurses are one of the many reasons Kingsbrook is the
BEST hospital for our community. We take pride in our compassionate, kind
and highly-competent nurses who aim to deliver the best experience for
our patients and families everyday. Our award-winning nurses are simply
- Dr. Jane Lederer, Ed.D, Chief Nurse
Kingsbrook Nurses – Giving the Best Care, Anywhere!
We hold a deep and passionate commitment to patients and family, facilitating
and advocating for your wellness and healing. We are totally committed
to your care, health and well being. Deeply committed to listening to
your concerns and questions, we know that you have entrusted us with your
health and we hold that trust with great respect. Our staff is highly
educated, trained, and motivated about addressing your health needs, and
the health needs of community we serve.
We are a NICHE-Designated Hospital
Our path to excellence is influenced by:
A Commitment to Quality Patient Care
We are a Top Performer Hospitals in the United States honored by The Joint
Commission for quality patient outcomes. We get high grades from
Leapfrog, which is a national patient safety score based on a hospital’s
ability to keep patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.
We received the GOLD award in Stroke Care from the American Heart Association.
We sustain clinical excellence by hardwiring best practices in our daily
work, and assuring our staff’s education in the best evidenced based
A Commitment to Patient Centered Care
Patient satisfaction is the priority of every nursing staff. Patients that
are assured that the staff have their best interests at heart and truly
care are more apt to share their concerns about their health and well
being. Therefore, patient and family satisfaction are paramount as it
assures a positive experience and enhances healthy outcomes.
A Commitment to Educational Excellence
More than 81% of our nurses have baccalaureate degrees, higher than most
hospitals across the United States. This is much higher than the national
and state average. A higher percentage of nurses with baccalaureate degrees
have been correlated in a number of studies with fewer complications while
hospitalized. Nurses with bachelors level education has been shown to
reduce readmissions and lower length of stay in hospital. Most of our
nurse leaders either have a doctoral, graduate or advanced practice degree
in nursing. Our commitment to highly educated nurse is integral to our
commitment to patient excellence.
A Commitment to Shared Decisions
We believe that our nurses at the bedside have a wealth of knowledge about
patient care and need to participate in policy, procedure and process
since they know the direct impact on the patient . We have integrated
this into practice by our philosophy of
Shared Governance. Issues and decisions about patient care are discussed collaboratively
with the staff that are taking care of the patients, which is the philosophy of
shared governance. Leadership recognizes the important perspective of the nurse at your
bedside. Shared decision making with nursing staff and nursing leaders
assists us in assuring that the best care is rendered to our patients.
A Commitment to Nurse Physician Collaboration
We value the high degree of teamwork and collaboration between our nurses
and physicians. This is an expectation and commitment from both leaders
and bedside clinicians.
A Commitment to Leadership Development
The nursing leader of each unit is our Patient Care Directors. This is
a group of exceptionally dedicated and passionate nurses, with excellent
administrative and team building skills, are responsible 24/7 for the
unit. This round-the clock accountability ensures continuity. In addition
to their extensive educational and clinical expertise, our nursing leaders
are constantly updating both their skills. They attend a Leadership Institute
on site, as well as participating in various leadership programs and seminars
that are offered around the country. Each shift has an Assistant Head
Nurse who is part of our team that oversees and advocates for excellence
in patient care at the bedside. Our commitment to our leaders is part
of our overall excellence as we believe that our patients need strong
clinical teams led by an exceptional nursing leader.