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Nursing Shared Governance

Partnership Councils

We encourage every employee to speak up when they see an opportunity to improve. Our Partnership Councils were created to allow a formal gathering for shared decision-making. We believe the best solutions are created from those who do the work. The Partnership Councils are comprised of front line staff from each department who are responsible for working together to continuously improve the performance of their unit.

Night Shift Council

The Night Shift Council is a multidisciplinary team of staff members from various areas of the hospital scheduled to work the night shift. The team addresses issues that are unique for the night shift. Through listening and collaboration, they work together to problem solve and generate new ideas to create positive experiences for our patients, employees and staff members.

Nursing Peer Review

The Nursing Peer Review Committee is responsible for evaluating nursing practice as it relates to policy, regulations and professional standards. The purpose of the committee is to ensure consistency and alignment with our vision of “Patient’s First” by serving as an advisory board for evaluating nursing practice and emerging practices throughout the organization.

Skin Committee

This team is made up of registered nurses and is led by our Wound Care Nurse.  The committee focuses on evaluating practices as it relates to pressure injury prevention.  Members are responsible for analyzing our practices along with reviewing new equipment and supplies.

Nurse Professional Practice Committee

This team is comprised of registered nurses throughout the organization.  The group meets monthly to review and approve all hospital policies that impact nursing practice.  The Nurse Professional Practice Committee is empowered to shape how patient care is delivered at PIH Health Downey Hospital.