Shriners Hospitals for Children-Spokane

Message From our Chief Nursing Officer

At Shriners Children’s, we are here for the kids – pure and simple. There is no one more important than the children entrusted to our care. Our commitment to nursing and patient care excellence, whether virtual or in-person, will be evidence-based, innovative and exceptional. We look forward to being a part of each child’s specialized healthcare journey. We are all here for every patient and their family.

On this page, you can learn more about our organization and our achievements in patient results, the patient and family experience, and quality of care.

Our Nursing Team's Commitment to Patients Extends Beyond Exceptional Medical Care

Our nurses are truly extraordinary and essential to making Shriners Children's such a special place, going far beyond their professional promise to provide compassionate, high-quality care. The support they provide during a child's time with us helps build lasting relationships. They're that crucial link to families and are deeply committed to a child, and their family's, overall well-being.

For the nurses at Shriners Children's, it's all about treating patients, not conditions. Our patients and their families overwhelmingly agree that our nursing team makes their overall experience with Shriners Children's a positive one.

Supporting Those Who Are Vital to Our Success

Because this team is such a crucial piece of our ability to provide amazing care to children everywhere, we must support them as much as they support our patients. Shriners Children’s leadership is committed to providing our nurses with the tools, education and advancement opportunities that help them thrive professionally. Our nurses, including our per diem nurses, have access to a range of online continuing education programs. These programs are designed to help them maintain their license requirements, while promoting ongoing education and providing access to professional courses that prepare them for national specialty certification exams.

We also cover the cost of national certification exam fees and offer tuition reimbursement for training and professional development programs that our nurses engage in to advance their careers.

Shaping the Shriners Children’s Patient Experience Since the Beginning

When our first hospital opened in Shreveport, Louisiana, 14 nurses cared for all of our patients. The first hospital administrators at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Shreveport (now, Shriners Children's Shreveport) were also nurses. Since the very beginning, nurses have provided strong leadership for each of our patient care programs.

Nearly 100 years later, more than 900 direct care nurses continue this legacy, setting the standard for the high-quality care we provide.

Caring for Patients Throughout the Organization

Meeting A Higher Education Standard for our Nurses

Delivering a Care Model FOCUSED™ on Patients and Families

Supporting Our Nurses' Success and Satisfaction

Enhancing Care Through Informatics

Building Leaders with Our Clinical Advancement Program

Promoting Quality Patient Care is a Team Effort

Creating a Roadmap for Nursing Excellence through the Magnet® Model

Compassionate, innovative care that improves the quality of life for children and their families.

The DAISY™ Awards

Through the Daisy Awards, we recognize and celebrate the extraordinary work our nurses do for patients and families every day. The DAISY recipient is surprised during work hours by the staff and patients and awards are typically announced during Nurse’s Week. Whether they are recognized by a member of the healthcare team, a patient or a family member, our nurses find this recognition very special and heartwarming.

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