July 09, 2018
WICHITA – Wesley Healthcare has named Jennifer Magill, RN, its new market director of nursing excellence. Magill will lead Wesley’s service excellence, nursing shared governance and practice initiatives.
“Jennifer has a passion for quality, safe nursing practice, empowering nurses and shared leadership,” said Judi Murphy, Wesley Healthcare chief nursing officer. “Her nursing passion aligns perfectly with ‘Pathway to Excellence’ and I am very excited that she will be leading us on this important journey.”
Pathway to Excellence is a prestigious national nursing designation through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. It is achieved by creating an optimum workplace for nurses that promotes sustained excellence. A shared governance model underscores collaboration between departments, leaders and staff and includes a focus on areas such as safety, staffing, quality, clinical informatics, research, evidence-based practice, leadership, well-being, and professional development. Wesley began its designation journey in May.
“These shared governance committees will provide the structure and outlet for nursing to own and develop their own practice,” Magill said. “This gives the nurse the culture where he or she can have a voice when it comes to the care they provide at the bedside and a voice when it comes to process, policies and nursing protocols that affect patient care.”
Magill began her nursing career in the 1990s, serving as a traveling nurse throughout the United States and Canada while she worked for various hospitals in Georgia and Kansas. Her most recent position was as an emergency department clinical coordinator for Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
“I’m excited to return to Kansas and be part of team where leaders are actively engaging staff for input and who also serve as advocates for their patients and staff,” Magill said. “Pathway to Excellence is really about creating a collaborative work environment where everyone, even the frontline staff, have a voice and feel valued.”
Magill graduated from Humber College in Toronto, Ontario, with a diploma in nursing, and earned a BSN from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in nursing, with an emphasis on leadership, from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.