Our Magnet Journey
The visionary leader who inspires nurses at all levels to deliver excellence
is the Chief Nursing Officer, Linda Pruett. During our six year journey,
Kaweah Delta designed and implemented a councilor shared governance model,
invested in development of nurses as leaders where they stand, and engaged
all stakeholders, from bedside to boardroom, in creating a culture of
caring. At the journey midpoint, Magnet Steering Committee members unanimously
agreed to reorganize our subcommittee structure to align with components
of the newly developed ANCC model for the Magnet Recognition Program®
and adopt updated application requirements – an unexpected turn
onto an unfamiliar path.
Adversity repeatedly gave rise to innovation. The RN Magnet Profile, an
internal demographic information collection database, was rebuilt less
than one year prior to document submission. Just four months before the
application deadline, Linda Pruett’s concern resulting from a nurse
executive conference provided impetus to produce an electronic document.
Unique site visit preparations included designing distinctive flashcards
and culminated in a compelling organization-wide appraiser welcome ceremony.
Through Magnet Designation and exemplar recognition, Kaweah Delta Health
Care District is honored to stand in the circle of excellence with our
Magnet peers around the world!