Shared Governance supports shared accountability and partnerships among the entire healthcare team in order to deliver exceptional patient care and family experience, improve quality of care and improve the engagement and experience of health care professionals.
The Shared Governance environment at Cincinnati Children’s is grounded in two fundamental premises. First, for the best decision-making to occur, those directly involved in that area of practice must be involved in decision-making about that practice. Secondly, the majority of decision-making about practice should be occurring at the point of care.
By actualizing these two premises, nurses and allied health professionals from all settings and roles are empowered to actively participate in all levels of organizational decision-making.
“Shared Governance makes me a better nurse, gives me a broad picture, and allows me to have a voice in the organizational decisions that directly affect my practice.” Jane Garry, BSN, RN II, CPN, RNC-CPN, FY14 Nursing Profession Coordinating Council Chair
Hear more testimonials from our nurses in the following video: