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Connecting to Purpose

Dear Nursing Colleagues,

Every year we pause to reflect on the previous year and relish in our accomplishments in nursing, and the impact on the greater organization. This annual report highlights extraordinary outcomes that Sparrow Nurses achieved each and every day in 2011. Truly, our team efforts are making a difference in the patient experience, both in clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. Because of your efforts, we have raised the bar on excellence!

Our Transformational Model of Professional Practice sets the stage for "all things nursing:" Quality Initiatives, Leadership Development, Patient Satisfaction, Professional Practice and Performance Improvement. Multiple examples abound in each of these areas as you will see throughout this report. Congratulations on such extraordinary results!

We are overwhelmed by your innovations through evidence-based practice, your personal commitment to keeping patients safe, and your drive to perfection through anticipation of patient needs. Your personal touch to deliver radical loving care demonstrates the true meaning of the Sparrow Way. Thank you for your exemplary practice, commitment to patient-centered care, and connecting to purpose.

Our very best regards,

Elizabeth Henry, MN, RN
Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services
Chief Nursing Officer

Carol A. Dwyer, MSN, MM, RN, CENP
Vice President, Nursing

The Magnet Model

This report is organized based on the Magnet Model, which is the blueprint for Sparrow Nursing's success. Whether in leadership, professional practice, or new innovations, Sparrow Nurses are constantly working to improve outcomes.

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