Kaiser Permanente nurses have excellent work environments, higher staffing levels and a high percentage hold bachelor’s degrees — all factors related to job satisfaction that in turn has a positive impact on the delivery of high-quality patient care — according to a national study by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
“We are proud to be recognized as a leader in providing quality nursing care,” said Marilyn Chow, vice president, Kaiser Permanente, National Patient Care Services and Innovation. “This study validates what we know and witness every day at our medical centers: our patients benefit because Kaiser Permanente nurses are among the best in the country.”
The research, based on survey data of 564 general acute care hospitals in California, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, examined whether patient outcomes and nurse outcomes in Kaiser Permanente hospitals were better than in non-Kaiser Permanente hospitals.
“This has enormous implications in hospital settings, given nurses’ key role in the process of clinical surveillance,” said Matthew McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH, RN, professor at University of Pennsylvania Nursing and primary author of the study “Achieving Kaiser Permanente Quality.”
For more information about the study, please visit: http://journals.lww.com/hcmrjournal/Abstract/publishahead/Achieving_Kaiser_Permanente_quality_.99826.aspx