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Shared Governance Council Reports

Nurse Executive Council Objectives: Ensure we are focusing on the “right things” at the “right time.”  Ensure that the work of nursing leadership and related councils is coordinated and non-redundant. Know whether we are getting better and making progress or

Shared Decision Making

The 2nd Annual Shared Governance Day at Catawba Valley Medical Center was held on May 27th, 2008.  CVMC was proud to have Dr. Tim Porter O’Grady join us again to “Review, Rejuvenate and Re-Dedicate” as we continue on our Shared

Evidence-Based Practice & Research

The evidence-based nursing practice program at CVMC seeks to advance clinical decision-making for improved patient outcomes and to transform the nursing practice environment through EBP.  Towards these goals, a number of EBP initiatives and research projects were completed or begun

The Science of Nursing

New Technology – Electronic Clinical Documentation Phyllis Whitener, Director of Patient Care Information Systems On December 8, 2008 the Psychiatry units went live with Meditech’s electronic documentation system. Active staff involvement and administrator support made this a very smooth implementation.