Thursday, March 11, 2010

speak up about care at St. Francis Hospital

The following message comes from Joe Moore's 49th ward newsletter. St. Francis has been an important health care resource for me over the years. If it's important to you, please take a minute to respond.

St. Francis Hospital in Evanston plays an integral role in the provision of health care services for many 49th Ward residents, who depend on the hospital for both emergency and non-emergency care. The hospital is applying for Magnet designation from the American Nursing Credentialing Committee (ANCC). This designation recognizes quality patient care and an environment that supports nurses.

As part of the Magnet application process, the ANCC solicits stories from community residents who have received care at the hospital.

If you or someone you know has been a patient at St. Francis Hospital, please take a moment to provide the ANCC with your honest assessment of the care you received. Send an e-mail with your comments to magner@ana.com, and write "public comment" in the subject heading.

The information you provide (which is kept confidential) will help the ANCC evaluate St. Francis and identify possible areas that need improvement, and, as a result, improve the quality of patient care and conditions for nurses.

For more information about the ANCC Magnet Recognition process, click here.

The ANCC's deadline for public comments on the St. Francis application is Thursday, March 18th, so please contact the ANCC as soon as possible at magner@ana.com. Please forward this message to friends and family members who may also be interested in sharing their stories about St. Francis Hospital.

Thanks for your help in ensuring that 49th Ward residents receive quality health care services.

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