Welcome from Jacqueline Somerville, PhD, RN, Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President Patient Care Services:
Ongoing learning, focus on knowing the patient and family and opportunities for continuous professional development, exemplify nursing at BWH. The vision for the nursing department is to ensure excellent care to patients and families by the best staff in the safest environment, while advancing the art and science of our discipline. With state of the art technology, research and evidence, nurses provide the highest quality care to patients, families and the community. In providing individualized patient care, nurses consider the unique experiences, diversity, and personhood of each patient to facilitate optimal patient and family outcomes.
In the ever changing healthcare environment, nurses have the opportunity to have their voice heard in shaping decisions that impact nursing practice. With advancing clinical knowledge and experience, nurses in all roles in the organization create a practice environment that fosters clinical excellence. With over 3000 nurses working in various settings, including the hospital, ambulatory settings, community health centers and a new ambulatory care setting in Foxborough, our turnover rate is less than 2% and nurses are committed to patient and family centered care utilizing the latest evidence informed practice and research.
Nurses at BWH value and support a diverse patient population and workforce, striving to provide an environment that encourages an increased awareness of cultural humility and builds common ground through healthcare excellence. Brigham and Women's Hospital provides leading-edge innovation, competitive wage and benefit packages, aggressive growth potential and the extensive training and development only an industry leader can offer.
Come work in a dynamic environment to make positive contributions to patient and family centered care. Come and join the rank of those “proud to be a BWH nurse”.
Jackie Somerville, PhD, RN is chief nursing officer and senior vice president of Patient Care Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), a position she assumed January, 2011.