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Practice Standardization and Innovation

Nurses provide better and safer care when we standardize our practice. Standardizing our practice across all St. Luke's hospitals and clinics ensures that we will provide consistent, reliable, and high-quality care with every patient, every time. The Nursing and Patient Care Center of Excellence leads this work by studying evidence-based best practices and including these in St. Luke's policies, procedures and change management processes. We also use our Nurse Practice Act and guidelines from nursing specialty organizations to support St. Luke's work.

The Center’s directors of nursing practice and clinical nurse specialists work to translate and apply all of this knowledge to the daily work of the nurse. The Nursing and Patient Care Center of Excellence also supports and promotes innovation by nurses in all areas of St. Luke’s.