Expert Panel on Building Health Care System Excellence

Building on the seminal contribution of the Magnet Program, launched originally by the American Academy of Nursing, this expert panel gathers, disseminates, and translates evidence about nursing’s unique contributions to achieving value based healthcare.

Inaugural Year: 2013

Lead Co-Chair:
Joyce Batcheller, RN, DNP, FAAN

President
CNO Solutions

Co-Chair:
Deb Zimmermann, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Chief Nursing Officer and Vice-President of Patient Care Services
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Co-Chair Appointee:
Sharon Pappas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Chief Nurse Executive
Centura Health

Staff Liaison: Kim Czubaruk, JD

Publications:

  • 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.

Summary:
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. The Expert Panel gathers, disseminates, and translates evidence about nursing's unique contributions to achieving value based healthcare.

The five major focus areas of this expert panel are healthcare practice environments across the continuum; healthcare workforce; the Academy’s role in advancing the Magnet Program efforts; team based care including patients and service-academic partnerships.


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