Nurses: The Heart of St. Luke's

At St. Luke's, we recognize and honor the substantial contributions that a strong professional nursing staff makes toward the success of our organization as a whole. From assisting new mothers to providing comfort for those with terminal cancer, our nurses are an indispensable part of the care we provide. For new graduates and veteran nurses alike, opportunities for skill enhancement, knowledge enrichment, and career advancement abound at St. Luke's.

Our Nursing staff works to provide a patient-focused, nursing-friendly environment. Leadership and executive staff work in concert with nurses, educators, physicians, and allied health professionals to create a partnership of care that extends from patients to the community to the workplace. Our strong continuity of care is made possible by cross-disciplinary cooperation and commitment to our patients. And our nurse-to-patient ratios are among the best in the country, allowing nursing staff to establish effective and meaningful patient relationships. After all, even in our high-tech world, a personal touch is still vital in helping patients heal.



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The Magnet Difference

St. Luke's patient-centered philosophy is focused on quality, safety, and compassion. In recognition of our ongoing commitment to nursing excellence, we earned our third Magnet designation in 2010, for our Boise and Meridian Medical Centers, five St. Luke's MSTI cancer centers, and more than 80 physician clinics in the Treasure Valley.

Magnet is the gold standard for nursing care, designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). St. Luke's was one of just 32 organizations nationwide to receive this designation for a third time, along with such prestigious organizations as the Mayo Clinic, Cedars Sinai, and the University of Washington. Magnet recognizes that St. Luke's has:

  • Created an environment that attracts and retains well-qualified nurses
  • Promotes quality patient care by providing excellence in nursing services
  • Demonstrates nursing excellence across the board, including:
  • Management philosophy
  • Quality improvement
  • Support for professional practice
  • Nurse competence
  • Attention to the diverse cultural and ethnic needs of patients

Learn more about Magnet and St. Luke's awards/accreditations
  • Find out why Magnet Recognition is important
  • See other St. Luke's awards and accreditations.
  • A copy of the latest Magnet document is available for public review at the Maurice M. Burkholder Health Sciences Library (directions to library)
Mission and Vision
  • St. Luke's Mission:
    To improve the health of people in our region.
  • Nursing Vision:
    Professional nursing at St. Luke's is exemplified by a value-driven passion for patient-centered, holistic, and evidence based innovative care in a collaborative setting.

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