Cohen Children's Boosts Staff Engagement with Shift to Protective Uniforms

Northwell Health's Cohen Children’s Medical Center engaged point-of-care associates across the hospital in an initiative to research and replace uniforms.

resource thumbnailNorthwell Health’s Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) in New Hyde Park, N.Y., is a Magnet-recognized, 202-bed hospital within the Great Neck, N.Y.-based Northwell Health system, and the largest provider of pediatric health services in New York State. The hospital began to shift its culture toward patient-centered care with the highest possible outcomes as part of its efforts to achieve Magnet status — the gold standard for nursing excellence — from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Patient safety was a major focus of these efforts.

While the CCMC nursing team was working toward attaining Magnet recognition, they were also finding that patients and their families were struggling with identifying the difference between nurses, nursing assistants, physicians, housekeepers, practice care assistants and other care providers by their roles. Additionally, the health system had recently changed its name, so the hospital wanted to reflect that change in its entire care team’s uniforms.

Download the case study to learn the nursing team engaged staff and patients in an intitiative to research and replace uniforms for point-of-care associates across the hospital.