Nursing Quality Initiatives

  From the Chief Nursing Officer  

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We are now members of an elite group of health care organizations to achieve Magnet recognition. Words cannot express how proud, excited, humbled and honored I am to have served as your chief nursing officer along this journey.

Looking back at the past several years, I have watched our team members transform into true visionaries, seeking innovative ways to shape care delivery and streamline processes. One hallmark of a Magnet organization is that clinical nurses are key to making measurable and meaningful improvements at the bedside and throughout the health system. This cultural shift – making the voice of the nurse heard at every level in the organization – is serving us well and is assuring that the voice of the patient and family is considered in every conversation and decision.

This year’s Nursing Annual Report is dedicated to our Magnet journey and some of the exceptional people and exemplars that were integral to our success. We wish we could include them all but then our report would be hundreds of pages long. Having achieved this historic milestone, we remain aware that the Magnet journey is ongoing. I look forward to continuing our partnership to identify the opportunities to excel that await us.

Congratulations on a well-deserved achievement. Today and every day, I am very proud to be a WakeMed nurse.

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Cindy Boily, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President
& Chief Nursing Officer
WakeMed Health & Hospitals

WakeMed Receives Magnet Designation Magnet Recognition

WakeMed has officially earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet designation. This system-wide designation recognizes our ongoing dedication and innovative efforts to improve outcomes for our patients and services for all who enter our doors.

Daisy Award Nomination


This award recognizes the super-human work that nurses do every day. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem. The DAISY Foundation was formed in January 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications related to Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), an auto-immune disease. Patrick Barnes’ family vividly recalled the skillful and compassionate care from his nurses and wanted to say "thank you" to nurses everywhere by establishing The DAISY Award.

The DAISY Award is given monthly to an outstanding nurse at WakeMed.

Nominate a Nurse today.

Executive Summary - Leapfrog Hospital Survey and Evidence for 2014 Standards
Nursing Staff Services and Nursing Leadership