Expert Panel on Building Health Care System Excellence
The Building Health Care System Excellence Expert Panel focuses on health care environment practice and policy issues. Building on the seminal contribution of the Magnet Program, launched originally by the American Academy of Nursing, this expert panel will gather disseminate, and translate evidence about nursing’ unique contributions to achieving value based healthcare.
Inaugural Year: 2007
Donna Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Pat Reid-Ponte, RN, DNSc, FAAN
Staff Liaison: Cheryl Sullivan
Sr. VP Patient Care Services & Chief Nurse
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI)
Board Liaison: Debra A. Toney
- 2010 Magnet: Next Generation, Maggie McClure, RN, EDd, FAAN
- 2010 American Nurses Credentialing Center Response to “Magnet® status doesn’t improve nurses’ working conditions” published in ANA SmartBrief.
The Expert Panel on Building Health Care System Excellence recognizes the importance of research and actively encourages it through the Outcomes component of the Magnet Model. It offers opportunities to share research findings at an annual research symposium. The expert panel encourages researchers to build on this and other studies, to identify key variables that may better explain research findings, and to continue the search for new knowledge. Its commitment to have an evidence-based approach to the Magnet standards will continue and studies of this kind help us all improve our ability to provide positive practice environments that ultimately impact excellence in patient- and family-centered care.
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