CVMC Nursing Vision: The nursing vision of Catawba Valley Medical Center is to be a role model
for the achievement of excellence in professional nursing practice within
an acute care setting.
CVMC Nursing Mission: The nursing mission is to support the misson of Catawba Valley Medical
Center through the science and art of professional nursing practice while
engaging the patient's/person's perspective.
Edward L. Beard, Jr., DNP, RN, NEA-BC - President & CEO
“Our nursing care model was originally developed in the mid-1970s.
It began as a pilot study on our OB/GYN unit and was one of the first
programs of its kind in North Carolina. Although some elements have changed,
the basic tenets of that model are still intact hospital-wide. Now primary
nurses are called “Patient Care Coordinators” or “Patient
Care Managers” and although they may not be delivering all aspects
of the patient’s care, the same nurses are coordinating and overseeing
the care. We have evolved, but our focus remains on ensuring continuity
of caregivers – the most important part of the primary care model.
In 2001, we became only the second facility in North Carolina and the
32nd in the nation to receive designation as a Magnet hospital. Subsequent
Magnet recognition was earned in 2005 (second designation), 2010 (third
designation), 2014 (fourth designation) and most recently in 2019 for
our fifth designation. Achieving Magnet hospital designation is a journey
– a journey focused on continuously improving the quality and capabilities
and level of professional nursing. Our first designation was an incredible
achievement. Achieving designation four more times was even harder. We
continue to strive to maintain the Magnet standards and we are honored
to be North Carolina’s first and only 5-time Magnet recipient for
nursing excellence. By raising our expectations of ourselves every single
day, our patients benefit. They deserve no less from us.”
Nurses at CVMC often refer to themselves good-naturedly as overachievers.
We take pride in the fact that:
- 46% of our nurses are BSN prepared.
- 21% of our nurses hold a Masters’ Degree.
- 5% of our nurses are doctorally prepared.
- 71% of our nurses hold at least one specialty certification.
But that is not the entire story. CVMC nurses continuously give back to
their community by volunteering their time, donating to vital causes,
and inspiring and instructing the next generation of healthcare providers.
Many of our nurses serve on community boards providing their expertise
to improve the health of our population while others have become experts
in finding every avenue available for our patients to gain access to care.
Our goals have expanded, not just to care for our patients while they
are within our walls, but to help them maintain and improve their health
as we transition them back into their homes.