Nursing Quality Initiatives

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“Better Together: Aligning Our Talents for Patients and Families.” That was the theme of our inter-professional strategic planning retreat where 130 nurses, physicians, allied clinicians, and dietary, pharmacy, transport, and EVS partners gathered to chart the course to continue Magnet-worthy excellence in care. I was so grateful to be a part of this first-of-its-kind gathering. It was a special opportunity to learn and understand each other’s perspective while introducing tactics to help meet strategic imperatives for providing the highest quality of care for our patients, families and the community we serve.

As you review our most recent Annual Report and consider all the achievements noted within, I encourage you to give yourself and all those who work alongside you a sincere thank you for the teamwork, compassion and dedication you so thoughtfully provide each day. I am so grateful and so 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

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WakeMed 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.

Petals Award Nomination



Every DAISY has petals extending from its core that make it a perfect flower.

At WakeMed, our PETALS are our colleagues in departments such as Environmental Services, Rehabilitation, Case Management, Food & Nutrition and Transport, as well as secretaries, nurse aides, physicians and other employees throughout the health system. Please help WakeMed’s Division of Nursing recognize these individuals for the outstanding and
compassionate care they deliver every day.

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.

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