At Bronson, decision-making at the unit and hospital levels is encouraged through our shared governance structure and collaboration across other disciplines.
Each nursing unit or division of units has its own shared governance council, which is attended and chaired by staff nurses. One or two representatives from this council participate in the monthly meeting of the Divisional Nursing Shared Governance Council (DNSGC). The DNSGC reports to the Nursing Executive Council, which reports to the Board of Directors.
The goals of the DNSGC include:
- Providing for effective communication and collaboration between nursing staff, ancillary staff and management
- Designing, overseeing and evaluating changes/improvements in nursing practice
- Promoting quality professional nursing performance
- Promoting quality improvement, patient safety and evidence-based nursing practice