Providing Comfort Care to Promote Wellness
Mercy Memorial Hospital has more than 400 licensed professional nurses working with one goal in mind – to provide the best care possible for patients. Nursing at Mercy Memorial Hospital adheres to and complements the hospital’s mission, vision and values.
Nursing care includes the care and treatment necessary to provide comfort to assist individuals in the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention, detection, and treatment of illness; to promote restoration to highest possible productive capacities; and to assist with a peaceful death. The nursing process includes patient assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Nursing practice at Mercy Memorial Hospital System is governed by the:
- Michigan Nursing Practice Act
- Nursing Standards
- Principle Accountabilities defined in the job description
- Standards of practice defined in policies, procedures and evidence based protocols.
- Hospital and Medical staff by-laws
These standards ensure consistent nursing care is provided to patients and families with similar nursing care needs throughout the hospital.
Nursing care practiced in the following clinical areas:
- General Surgery
- General Medicine
- Emergency Department
- Women and Newborn
- Intensive Care
In addition, nursing care is provided in:
- Clinical Trials
- Cardiac Stress Lab/Rehab
- Medical Procedures area / IV Therapy