Read all readings for this module and research other articles or websites associated with the healing hospital
paradigm. As you read, consider how this paradigm might influence your philosophy of caregiving. Any hospital
with a healing
component to its mission can be used as a resource.
Write an essay of 1,000-1,250 words in which you address the following:
1. Describe the components of healing hospitals
and their relationship to spirituality.
2. What are the challenges of creating a healing
environment in light of the barriers and complexities of the hospital
3. Include at least one biblical passage or parable that you believe supports the concept of a healing hospital
and provide rationale for your selection.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
Remember that Wikipedia is not considered a scholarly source.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
Less than Satisfactory
40.0 %Comprehension of concepts of a Healing Hospital
Reveals inaccurate comprehension of material and lacks the ability to apply information.
Displays a lack of comprehension but attempts to apply information. Presentation of material does not meet minimal requirements of the assignment. Demonstrates no critical thinking aspects.
Exhibits comprehension of the material and attempts to integrate it with outside material. Information represents basic thought and formulation of Healing Hospital
concepts, values, and practices.
Demonstrates integrative comprehension. Student exhibits thorough and thoughtful processing of material. Evidentiary support is creatively interwoven and presented in a manner that supports the writer?s position and perspective on Healing Hospital
concepts and patterns.
Demonstrates integrative comprehension and thoughtful application of concepts surrounding the Healing Hospital
and circumstances involving application in real world situations. Presentation of material and components include expanded and unique perspective relative to Healing Hospital
patterns and value.
30.0 %Coverage of subject matter.
Subject matter is absent, inappropriate, and/or irrelevant.
There is weak, marginal coverage of subject matter with large gaps in presentation.
All subject matter is covered in minimal quantity and quality.
Comprehensive coverage of subject matter is evident.
Coverage extends beyond what is needed to support subject matter.
20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness
7.0 %Thesis Development and Purpose
Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing thesis and/or main claim.
Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.
Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.
Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.
Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
8.0 %Argument Logic and Construction
Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the thesis and/or main claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.
Sufficient justification of thesis and/or main claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.
Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of thesis and/or main claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.
Argument shows logical progression. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of thesis and/or main claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.
Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive thesis and/or main claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
5.0 % Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)
Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of the meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register); sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.
Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
5.0 %Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)
Template is not used appropriately, or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.
Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.
Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.
Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.
All format elements are correct.
5.0 %Research Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment and style)
No reference page is included. No citations are used.
Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used.
Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present.
Reference page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and citation style is usually correct.
In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.
100 %Total Weightage
Days 102-104 - Top Ten Healing Hospital
List & CEO of the Year
Trust Names Top Ten Healing Hospitals
Mercy Gilbert #1 - Eberst Named CEO of the Year
The Baptist Healing
Trust, through its subsidiary, Healing
Trust Services, is pleased to announce its 4th annual list of Top Ten Healing Hospitals
? for 2008. Topping this year?s list is Mercy Gilbert Medical Center,Gilbert, Arizona(CHW) Mercy?s CEO, Laurie Eberst was also named Healing Hospital
? CEO of the Year by the six-member national selection panel. (*see related article below)
The panel also singled out the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota for its exceptional ability to consistently deliver the finest overall medical care of any organization in the country. This year, the Baptist Healing
Trust offers special acknowledgment to the Mayo Clinic for the first ?In a Class By Itself? recognition.
The panel also noted three research and teaching hospitals
as rising stars with respect to the issue of loving care. In addition, three general hospitals
have embarked on the journey toward establishing Healing Hospital
? environments. These six are noted rising stars.
? recognition was created to honor hospitals
and leaders that have made a special commitment to creating cultures of Radical Loving Care? according to Erie Chapman, President and CEO of the Trust. This year?s selection panel reviewed hospitals
coast-to-coast before making their decisions. The panel included Dr. George Mikitarian, President and CEO of three-time Healing Hospital
? winner Parrish Medical Center, Titusville, Florida; Jason Barker, President and CEO, St. Mary?s Hospital
, Apple Valley, California; Dennis Vonderfecht, President & CEO, Mountain States Health System, Johnson City, Tennessee; Roy Elam, M.D., Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Erie Chapman, J.D., President & CEO of the Baptist Healing
Trust; and Catherine Self, Sr. Vice President of the Trust.
#1. Mercy Gilbert Hospital
, Gilbert AZ. (Catholic Healthcare West.) Laurie Eberst, CEO http://www.mercygilbert.org
This gorgeously conceived, built and operated hospital
, located in a Phoenix suburb, is the epitome of the Healing Hospital
?. Led by the 2008 CEO of the year, Laurie Eberst, Mercy Gilbert has established an extraordinary reputation for Radical Loving Care. It began when Eberst decided to do a brilliant and uncommon thing. As the hospital
was being built, she began hiring staff that, in addition to their regular credentials, possessed A Servant?s Heart. She understood that it wasn?t the building that would make a great hospital
; it was the way the hospital
was staffed and run. Using her own leadership initiative and drawing, as well, from her colleague Dr. Mikitarian, at Parrish Medical Center, a previous Healing Hospital
CEO of the Year, and others, Eberst assembled a top notch team and has led the growth of an admirable culture of loving care. The hospital
has been so successful that an addition was planned and built that doubled inpatient beds. In addition, we recognize Mercy Gilbert for: Actively creating a healing
physical environment, integration of work design and technology, with a culture of Radical Loving Care, and note these programs:
? No One Dies Alone program ? volunteers trained to be loving companion in absence of family/friends
? Reflection touch cards at each door - "Pause, Reflect, Heal"
? Sacred work pins for all employees
? Implementation of the Healing
Code Blue experience in which the code team lingers with a patient who has passed away to honor the life of that patient.
? High employee and patient morale throughout the organization.
? Solid financial performance.
? Arizona Business Magazine (#1 Small Size Acute Care)
? Previous Top Ten Healing Hospital
? Phoenix Business Journal (Best Places to Work in the Valley)
The Baptist Healing
Trust, along with the Blue Ribbon panel, extends its congratulations to Mercy Gilbert Hospital
for achieving highest recognition as a Healing Hospital
The other top ten Healing Hospitals
? recognized by the Trust and the panel are listed below. Each will receive a certificate along with permission to represent their organization as an officially recognized Healing Hospital
? for their performance during 2008. Each has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to patient and employee-centered care that has won them the recognition they deserve.
2. St.Joseph Hospital
(St. Joseph Health System) Larry Ainsworth, president 525 beds, 3800 employees
-Magnet designation for nursing
-U.S. News & World Report America?s Best Hospitals
for Orthopedic Care, 2007, 2008
-Leapfrog Group (Top Hospitals
) -Gallup (Great Workplace Award, 2007, 2008)
-Superior rating in overall patient experience again in 2008 California rating agency.
- HCAHPS Score: above 80 %
3. Griffin Hospital
, Derby, CT. Patrick Charmel, President and CEO http://www.griffinhealth.org.
? 160 bed/1200 employees
? Committed to personalized, humanistic, consumer-driven health care in a healing
? Planetree Affiliate ? home hospital
? The Numerous Awards won by Griffin include:
? 2008 Top Leadership Team in Healthcare (Health Leaders Magazine)
? Distinguished Hospital
for Clinical Excellence? ? 2008 and 2006 (top 5% of hospitals
nationally) ? Patients receiving care at a hospital
rated in the top five percent in the country have, on average, a 27 percent lower chance of mortality and a 14 percent lower risk of complications.
? Fortune Magazine (100 Best Companies to Work)
? HCAHPS Score: 80% or above.
Baylor Medical Center Dallas (BaylorHealthCare John B. McWhorter, President;1,000 beds/5225 employees/faith-based)
? 2008 NQF National Quality Healthcare Award;
? The Leapfrog Patient-Centered Care award;
? U.S. News & World Report designated Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Health System - Joel Allison CEO) top 50 hospitals
in five categories in its 2008 "America's Best Hospitals
" issue (16 years in a row);
? Consumer Choice Award by the National Research Corporation (NRC)
Magnet Award for "Excellence in Nursing" from the American Nurses Credentialing
HCAHPS Score above 80%
5. Kings Daughters Medical Center, Brookhaven, MS. Phillip Grady, President and CEO.www.kdmc.org
122 beds; 327 employees - providing quality health and wellness services in a Christian environment
HCAHPS Score: nearly 90% - among the highest in the country.
Exceptional employee morale.
THE SECOND FIVE:
6. Sharp Healthcare; San Diego (regional,four-hospital
health care delivery system based in San Diego, California. Michael W. Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sharp HealthCare http://www.sharp.com
? Vision: Transform the health care experience for our patients and their families.
? Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award;
? Gold-level award recipient by the California Council for Excellence (CCE) for the California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE) program, the state-level affiliate of the Baldrige Award, in 2006.
? Four hospitals
Highline Medical Center, Burien, Washington. Mark Benedum, CEO http://www.highlinemedicalcenter.org
? 1500 employees; 200 physicians on medical staff
? Awards include:
o 2008 Washington State Quality Award (Governor?s Office)
o 2008 AHA Silver Performance award
o 2008 ?5-Star? Rating from Cleverly & Associates (an Ohio-based firm specializing in healthcare financial and operational benchmarking studies and reports)
First Planetree hospital
in Washington (healing
gardens available to patients and staff)
Skagit Valley Hospital
, Mount Vernon, WA Gregg A. Davidson, CEO. http://www.skagitvalleyhospital.org
? 150 beds/1000 employees
? To serve our communities with compassion and dignity, one patient at a time; recent expansion incorporating many healing hospital
? High patient, employee and physician satisfaction.
9. Redwood Memorial, Fortuna, CA (St. Joseph of Orange).Vice President Bob Branigan http://www.redwoodmemorial.org
? 25 Bed/ 1200?.critical access hospital
? Values: Dignity, service, excellence justice
? HCAHPS Score: n/a
? cornerstones program focusing orientation/on-boarding on holistic perspective, journey,
10. Mercy Health System, Janesville, WI. Javon R. Bea President and CEO www.mercyhealthsystem.org
? This Three-hospital
system totals 364 beds and 3,856 partners, 285 of whom are employed physicians; 65 facilities serving 24 communities throughout southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois
? In the opinion of the panel, MHS hospitals
provide exceptional health care services resulting in healing
in the broadest sense?.promoting physical, emotional and spiritual healing
. Encouraging greater family unity. Helping patients and loved ones gain acceptance of a medical condition. Providing compassionate support.
? Number 11 in Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks (Verispan) and Modern Healthcare Magazine;
? 2007 Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award;
? Ranked number two in the nation on AARP?s Best Employers for Workers Over 50 list;
? Working Mother magazine's 2007 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers
*Rising Stars Massachusetts General Hospital
, Boston ; Cleveland Clinic, Boston's Beth Israel Hospital
& Systems; Memorial Hospital
, Jasper, Indiana; Baptist First, Montgomery, Alabama; Hillcrest Baptist, Waco, Texas
*Laurie Eberst Named Healing Hospital
CEO of the Year
Chief is model of Loving Leadership
Laurie Eberst, President and CEO of Mercy Gilbert Hospital
, part of the Catholic Health West Health System, has been named Healing Hospital
CEO of the Year for 2008 by the Nashville, Tennessee-based Baptist Healing
Trust (The Trust.)
?The six-member national panel was unanimous in selecting Laurie Eberst,? according to Erie Chapman, President & CEO of the Baptist Healing
Trust. ?Ms. Eberst is the epitome the kind of leader this award was designed to recognize. She is simultaneously strong-minded and compassionate. Her leadership has enabled the growth of an exception culture of radical loving care at Mercy Gilbert.? Chapman continued.
Ms. Eberst is the second CEO to receive this recognition from the Baptist Healing
Trust. George Mikitarian, President and CEO of Parrish Medical Center,Titusville, Florida was last year?s recipient.
Eberst?s loving leadership is contagious. As Kim Hashim, vice president and chief nursing officer at Mercy Gilbert said in NurseWeek magazine, ?We have learned that providing a loving and compassionate environment that is aesthetically pleasing promotes healing
This loving contagion spreads to frontline staff as well. ?Radical loving care is an outflow of an inner reality of love, compassion, kindness, peace, patience, goodness, self-control, and joy,? says Libby Pierce, RN. ?As a pediatric nurse, I look and listen to the whole heart of a person, of a child and their family and I go the extra mile to meet the spoken ? and the unspoken ? needs.?
Throughout her career, Eberst, originally trained as an R.N., has established a strong reputation as a loving leader who knew how to integrate her nurse training with superb leadership ability. Integrity, compassion, and caring are hallmarks of her leadership style. She stays in close touch with first line staff by rounding regularly, conducting question and answer sessions, and visiting patients.
Eberst was an early advocate of the concepts of Radical Loving Care and Sacred Work advanced by the Trust. Her assistant, Jan Reed, even designed a lapel-pin version of the three-part symbol of Radical Loving Care which is now distributed nationally by the Trust. As one travels with Eberst around Mercy Gilbert, it is easy to see why she's been successful. Her interactions with employees are a model of loving leadership.
The Baptist Healing
Trust extends its congratulations to Laurie Eberst for winning recognition as Healing Hospital
CEO of the Year for 2008. We believe she will always represent the best in what hospital
leadership should be for organizations that care about both mission and overall excellence.
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Sharan Garry said...
Are there any healing hospitals
in the Houston, Texas area.
How can a case manager be a healing
Reply February 28, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Daniel Todman said...
That part where she said that providing a loving and compassionate environment is one of the factors of patients healing
faster. If they're in a happy environment with cheerful people around, there are chances that the patients would heal faster. Good job Laurie Eberst and congratulations!
Reply July 27, 2011 at 03:38 PM
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Reply June 25, 2009 at 11:34 PM
~liz Wessel said...
Congratulations to Laurie Eberst and to all the Healing Hospitals
and distinguished colleagues mentioned.
I especially wish to acknowledge Larry Ainsworth CEO and Chair of our Home Health Network Management Committee. I have witnessed Larry to be a servant leader who models courageous leadership and innovation in action. I feel so fortunate that we are guided by his strategic and creative visioning for a new model in healthcare delivery. I am impressed by his professionalism, commitment to excellence and his ability to embrace the sacred in the midst of the most challenging times. Thank you, Mr. Ainsworth!
Reply April 13, 2009 at 02:50 PM
Victoria Facey said...
I believe in spirituality within a hospital
setting and am happy to see this recognized and celebrated. A big smile came to my face as I saw St. Joseph Hospital
in the #2 spot! Our St. Joseph Home Health Network is connected to St. Joseph Hospital
and I am proud to a part of the St. Joseph Health System. There is proof of better outcomes in the care and healing
of patients who benefit from Radical Loving Care and Sacred Encounters.
The St. Joseph Health System has received the Gallup Great Workplace prestigious award for the 3rd consecutive year in a row, an honor shared by 23 companies world-wide.
It is impressive to see the common thread of dignity, service, justice and excellence shared between the top ten hospitals
Erie, thank you for sharing this great news with us today.
Reply April 13, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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