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    Nursing Center of Excellence | Donations & Gifts

    Nursing is at the heart of medical care quality and patient satisfaction. Mills-Peninsula’s nursing team is strong and stable, which is critical to their role as the foundation of patient care. We have an extremely low turnover rate — less than 2 percent compared to a national average of more than 10 percent, and we rank in the 88th percentile for staff satisfaction, among the highest in the nation. We also have a long-tenured work force, which means that a significant number of Mills-Peninsula nurses are on the path to retirement.

    Mills-Peninsula nurses are actively engaged in a variety of clinical quality improvement initiatives today including multidisciplinary Generosity Heals, Make a Gift Today - Donate to the Nursing Center of Excellenceteams working on overall patient safety and a variety of targeted projects to improve the outcomes of care. A proposed Nursing Center of Excellence will bring greater focus to improving quality and safety, patient- and family-centered care and research to bring innovations to every care setting.

    Excellent Nursing Care

    Mills-Peninsula nurses are ready to take their clinical skills to the next level by creating a Nursing Center of Excellence that will:

    • Use a multi-disciplinary approach that includes all caregivers — doctors, nurses, therapists and other clinicians — with the patient and family at the center
    • Engage patients and families as participants in improving quality and safety
    • Ensure patients receive the right care at the right time in the right place
    • Implement patient-centered care to increase quality, safety, patient satisfaction and affordability
    • Continually improve patient care outcomes by employing proven best practices in nursing
    • Create a “culture of curiosity” in which nurses apply best practice information to improve health care and outcomes
    • Continue to attract and retain a competent, dedicated, compassionate nursing workforce

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    Achieving these goals is a multi-year journey that requires a substantial investment. Success is expected to result in designation of Mills-Peninsula as a “Magnet” hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This places a hospital at the pinnacle of excellent nursing practice, a “magnet” that attracts the best and brightest nurses at the bedside and in leadership positions. We invite the community to help us build this Nursing Center of Excellence to better serve our patients.

    For more information on how you can support this project, please contact John Loder, president of Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation, at or 650-696-5958.

    Make a donation to the Nursing Center of Excellence