Mansfield Hospital Nursing

Mansfield Hospital Nursing

Nursing at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital

A note from the CNO

At OhioHealth Mansfield, we strive to provide high-quality and compassionate care to everyone. I am proud to say that at OhioHealth Mansfield, our nursing team strives for continuous improvement to support this vision. In 2023, Mansfield nursing received Magnet Recognition® from American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the first time.

Magnet Recognition® is the highest and most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care. Magnet designation has many benefits – not just for the nurses who provide care, but also for the patients who receive that care.

With this achievement, Mansfield Hospital joined an elite group of hospitals and organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing and quality of patient care. Mansfield is the only hospital within a 60-mile radius to have Magnet.

Earning Magnet recognition reaffirms the hard work and dedication of all our associates. In addition, the recognition reinforces the core values that guide us in the work we do every day. I am so proud to be a part of this team!

It is my privilege to work with our nursing team as we care for the community by developing connections with those we serve!

Elizabeth Daniels, M.Ed., BSN, RN, CENP
Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services
OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital and OhioHealth Shelby Hospital

Learn about nursing career opportunities and fellowship programs at OhioHealth. 

ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®

OhioHealth Mansfield has been recognized as a Magnet hospital since 2023. Magnet status is the highest national recognition awarded to a hospital for excellence in nursing. Magnet organizations are recognized for superior nursing processes and quality patient care, which lead to the highest levels of safety, quality, and patient and nurse satisfaction.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association and the largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States, established Magnet recognition in 1994.  Research has shown that patient care outcomes are better at Magnet hospitals, where there is an environment that empowers nurses, values their contributions and supports nursing leadership.  Magnet status is awarded for a four-year period, after which hospitals must apply again for the recognition. 

Learn about ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.

Mansfield Hospital’s Nursing Philosophy

Nursing practice is guided by the core values of the organization: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Stewardship, and Inclusion.

In support of the organization's mission to "improve the health of those we serve," and cardinal value to "honor the dignity and worth of each person":

We Believe that-
Quality: Nurses are autonomous, accountable, innovative, decision-makers who use evidence-based practice to promote safe, holistic and quality care in collaboration with patients, families and the healthcare team to optimize patient outcomes.
Service: Nurses embrace a culture of caring established through connections with self, colleagues, patients, families and community based on respect, trust and compassion.
Financial: Nurses recruit, retain and develop exceptional nursing staff by providing a  supportive environment where the health of the individual and the community is valued and fiscal responsibility is essential.
Worklife: Nurses are empowered to improve their practice through shared decision making and continual learning. Nurses are committed to the development of clinical expertise through evidence-based practice and research.

Professional Practice Model

The professional practice care model for OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital guides the practice of all nurses. It illustrates the alignment and integration of nursing practice with the mission, vision and values of our organization. Mansfield Hospital is a place where our citizens are an active part of our evolving advancements, which are based on the foundations of our community’s past, as we aim to create an innovative tomorrow! The carousel is a popular icon of Mansfield and serves as a representation of the key points Mansfield Hospital continuously strives to maintain.

  • The theater setting represents Mansfield’s iconic Renaissance Theatre.
  • The carousel horses represent our patients.
  • The central pillar represents our pillars of care: patient-centered, innovation, advanced practice, evidence-based, community partnership, and empowerment.
  • The model is supported by the base representing our core values of excellence, stewardship, compassion, integrity, and inclusion, structured on our core delivery model of relationship-based care.
  • The audience represents our community members.

Care Delivery System: Relationship-Based Care (RBC)

Relationship-based care is a practice model that empowers nurses to impact lives and help others. The model is built around three key relationships. 

  1. Relationship with themselves
  2. Relationship with co-workers
  3. Relationship with patients and their families

Building relationships establish rapport, trust and connectedness with the caregiver, patient and family.

Shared Governance

Shared Governance is the structure supporting nurses’ participation in shared decision-making.

  • All nurses have the opportunity to participate in shared decision-making.
  • Culture of accountability and empowerment is created.
  • Nurses make decisions closest to where the work is happening.
  • Nurses focus on the patient experience and make positive changes in their care.
  • All nursing council members are in alignment with the priorities of the nursing strategic plan.
  • Talent management, greater professional development, and increased collaboration and communication among all nurses are supported.


  • Inspire: All associates are encouraged to recognize each other for everyday achievements and behaviors that support our values – compassion, excellence, stewardship, integrity, and inclusion through this online platform.
  • WE Shine: This award recognizes associates who have gone above and beyond in giving excellent patient care and customer experience.
  • Patient Voice Award: A patient or guest nominated award that recognizes an OhioHealth Mansfield associate for going above and beyond to improve the overall patient experience through the words of our patients and guests.
  • STARS: This individual award is for the person exemplifying one of the core values of the organization.
  • Nursing Excellence Week: This is a weeklong celebration of nursing excellence. Among the activities, each unit nominates a nurse who exemplifies the components of Magnet®.
  • Facet Nurse of the Year: The Nursing Week Committee selects an individual as “Nurse of the Year” from the Nursing Excellence Week unit winners for going above and beyond and exemplifying the components of Magnet®.
  • The DAISY Award: This is a quarterly individual award recognizing nurses who go above and beyond the call of duty. DAISY is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.
  • DAISY Leader Award: This is an annual award recognizing a nurse leader that role models OhioHealth’s values, mission, and vision; creates an environment of trust, compassion, and respect; motivates others to improve patient care; and promotes and enhances the image of nursing. DAISY is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.
  • BEE Award: This is an OhioHealth recognition program to honor and celebrate associates who assist and support our clinical teams with extraordinary patient care. (PSA, PCE, MA, etc. )

Meet a Few Recognized Nurses

Andrea Ross MAPC, BSN, RN, NPD-BC

2021 Clinical Educator Award Winner 

Andrea was recognized by her teams for her ability to be professional and positive. She is self-directed and is continuously developing herself personally and professionally. She has successfully stepped up to cover additional units in another educator’s absence. Sharing expectations has encouraged growth of her teams.

Laura McFadden BSN, RN, CWS

2021 Nursing Excellence Award Winner  

Laura was recognized by many of her team for her leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Frequently, her leadership skills encouraged us to believe in our abilities. She recognized when her team needed extra support and was quick to jump in and help. She has gone above and beyond for many patients and their families while they were in her unit.

Nanette Burkhart, RN, CNE

2021 Facet Nurse of the Year Award Winner

Recognized for her compassion and “happiness to be a nurse”. She has an excellent attitude and is happy. Her happiness extends to her patients, their families and her co-workers. She provides creative approaches and thinks “outside of the box” in providing care to patients.