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Orange Coast Medical Center Nursing Services

Magnet RecognitionOrange Coast Medical Center (OCMC) is an acute-care hospital offering services in nearly every medical specialty. The hospital is widely recognized for providing high-quality patient care. OCMC provides a wide-range of services and innovative specialty programs through its Centers of Excellence, which include: MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute, MemorialCare Cancer Institute, MemorialCare Breast Center, MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center, MemorialCare Surgical Weight Loss Center, the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Disease Program, Spine Health Center, Digestive Care Center, Childbirth Center, as well as an award-winning, 24/7 Emergency Department.

MemorialCare employees participate in a number of activities in support of our community. More than 3,100 employees accross our health system donate to MemorialCare’s Philanthropic foundations which serves our patients and community. Our employees support important causes like the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, and the March of Dimes, annual March for Babies, to name a few.  OCMC employees are actively involved in the community and support local organizations and schools with their health and wellness related efforts. 

Orange Coast Medical Center is proud to have been named a Top Workplace for nine consecutive years, from 2011-2019.  Through the Good Life employee wellness program,  our organization fosters a culture of wellness. Staff can access this comprehensive, active program aimed at nurturing wellness by partnering with employees to increase physical activity, focus on healthy eating, better manage chronic diseases, emotional well-being classes, and helpful wellness information provided in a customized app to help support and guide each employee through their individual wellness journey.

At OCMC, staff have the opportunity to provide feedback to leadership by participating in quarterly town hall meetings, through our Top Workplace survey, and through an annual confidential employee satisfaction survey, conducted by Press-Ganey.

Orange Coast Medical Center Nursing Services

About Us

Our Philosophy

At OCMC the nurses take a holistic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of potential and actual responses to illness with a goal of lessening the effects of illness, promoting comfort and healing, and assisting patients to achieve an optimal level of self-care.

We strive to strengthen our nursing practice through commitment to safe practice, continuous quality improvement, innovation, technological enhancements, and pursuit of nursing excellence. Evidence and outcome-based practice is the foundation for nursing practice, with a focus on quality improvement and research.

We recognize the uniqueness of each individual, the importance of the patient’s spiritual needs, and respect, protect, and advocate for the individual’s right to self-determination, self- expression, confidentiality and dignity.

Our Nursing Mission

To maintain and improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and our communities through exceptional nursing care, professional relationships and evidence-based practice.

Shared Governance

Empowers the professional nursing staff and management to contribute collectively to the decision-making process related to patient care, nursing practice and the work environment. Shared governance empowers direct-care nurses to make decisions and take more responsibility. OCMC has many opportunities to be involved in committees, projects, Lean events and much more.

 Nursing Council Model

Nursing Initiatives

OCMC practices Bedside Handoff Report to better involve the patients and families in their plan of care. Provided for certain populations of patients, six hours of uninterrupted sleep has been established to provide rest for our patients to promote healing. OCMC received their first Magnet Designation in February 2016 and continues the journey of nursing excellence for Re-Designation in March 2021.

Professional Practice Model

At OCMC we strive for nursing excellence and to provide a Simply Better experience for our patients. Our Nursing Professional Practice Model illustrates our nursing beliefs, values and professional ideas. As nurses, we believe in the importance of providing our patients, their families and our community with excellent patient care and quality outcomes with every encounter.

 Professional Practice Model

Nursing Recognition and Awards

Daisy Recognitions: Patients, families or co-workers may submit a story about a nurse who demonstrated compassionate care and clinical skills, exemplifying the kind of nurses who are recognized as outstanding role models

Employee-of-the-Month: Each month, an employee is recognized as going above and beyond and exhibits the values of the organization. Staff are encouraged to nominate their peers for this award.  

Biggest Splash Award: Every quarter a unit is awarded for patient satisfaction scores - either Best score for the quarter or most approved. The awarded unit receives a trophy to display on their unit for that quarter and a pizza party for both day and night shifts.

iCare about You: The iCare About You fund gives employees an opportunity to provide support and encouragement to co-workers in an effort to proactively prevent compassion fatigue or burnout due to challenging work-related circumstances such as: difficult or demanding patient situations, unexpected patient death, difficult interactions with patients/families/customers or other individuals or managing a difficult situation. There are various items that can be given to a coworker that are available in the Nurse Staffing Office, Human Resources and the Gift Shop.  The items that are available varies from a meal or coffee gift certificate, cup of tea, dark chocolate or any item from the gift shop under $10.00.  Employees are encouraged to provide a notecard with words of encouragement to the recipient.

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