Riverside Methodist Hospital Nursing

Riverside Methodist Hospital Nursing

Riverside Methodist Hospital Nursing

A Letter From Our Chief Nursing Officer

The Riverside Methodist Hospital nursing team is revered for success in providing an exceptional patient experience, as well as sustaining an environment where nurses want to practice. Through implementation of relationship-based care, solid grounding in the core principles of Magnet®, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion, Riverside Methodist nurses consistently deliver on our pledge to respect the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients, families and our community through our nursing practice. Furthermore, our vision is that every nurse will be a leader in improving health across the continuum.

For this reason, we have embraced the components of Magnet: structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovations and improvements, and transformational leadership. Beyond the benefits to nursing culture, such as increased satisfaction, retention, autonomy, collaboration, and professional development, the Magnet® framework supports an increased level of evidence-based practice, improved quality outcomes, better satisfaction and safety for patients. 

Please take a moment to review Riverside’s professional practice model and our shared governance structure. For those of you who have contributed to these improvements, thank you for your dedication. I trust you have a sense of fulfillment. If you are new to Riverside Methodist, welcome to our band of exceptional clinicians and team members! I hope you find inspiration in the work of your colleagues and that you will quickly discover how you can impact this work most effectively.

Elizabeth Steger, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE 
Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care 
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital

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Nursing Vision

Every nurse will be a leader in improving the health of those we serve.

Nursing practice is guided by the core values of OhioHealth — Compassion, Excellence, Stewardship, Integrity, Inclusion.

Professional Practice Model

Riverside Methodist’s Professional Practice Model is the overarching framework guiding our nurses and our nursing practice in the delivery of quality interprofessional patient care.

The Images of the Professional Practice Model

Circle represents the cyclical nature of life. Concepts essential to our practice include collaboration, care and communication.

Tree represents the relationships nurses have with self, patients/families, colleagues and our community.

Hands, formed into a heart, represents our diversity and our model of care, which is patient-centered, relationship-based care.

River represents those things that contribute to our professional practice, such as:

  • Shared Governance — shared decision-making.
  • Autonomy — making independent decisions using best practices to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes.
  • EBP/Research — patient care based on evidence. Read more about Riverside Nurses Presentating Publications (PDF).
  • Professional Development — programs and benefits promoting and rewarding professional growth.
  • Quality Outcomes —nurse-sensitive indicators and other metrics outperform the national benchmark.
  • Roots of the Tree — representing Riverside Methodist nursing as rooted in the core values of the organization, including our mission “to improve the health of those we serve.”

Magnet Champions Volunteering at the Local Food Bank.

Model of Care: Relationship-based Care (RBC)

RBC is a practice model that empowers nurses to impact lives and help others. It is built around three key relationships.

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

Building relationships establishes 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.
  • A 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 of the 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.

Read more about Riverside Methodist nurses impacting healthcare in our annual report (PDF).


  • Inspire: All associates are encouraged to recognize each other for everyday achievements and behaviors that support our values – compassion, excellence, stewardship, integrity, inclusion, innovation and risk-taking.
  • STARS: This is an individual award for the person exemplifying one of the core values of the organization.
  • PRISM: This is an annual OhioHealth event that recognizes an individual and or team for their efforts that demonstrate the organization’s core values.
  • 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 one nurse of the year from the Nursing Excellence Week unit winners for going above and beyond and exemplifying the components of Magnet®

Meet a Few Recently Recognized Nurses

Recent STARS Winner - Anna Herb, ADN, RN

Anna’s nurse manager, Harriet, recognized Anna for her great teamwork and compassion. During nursing leadership rounds, two patients informed Harriet that Anna went above and beyond to meet their needs during their hospitalization making all the difference in their stay. Anna has recently transferred to the ICU to continue building her nursing knowledge and skills as she pursues her NP.

Recent Patient Choice Winner - Hayley Emerson, ADN, RN

Hayley recently worked with a patient that was impacted by a neurological event. The patient and his family were so grateful for all of Hayley’s wonderful care, compassion and empathy, that the patient came in person to thank Hayley during a leadership meeting. The patient wanted to show his appreciation for everything Hayley did and thank the hospital leadership team for hiring and supporting such a caring staff.

Nursing Excellence Award Winner - Andrea Robinson, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC

Andrea was recognized as a nursing excellence award winner for her initiative and leadership. Andrea has spearheaded the APP journal club and continued to improve future events utilizing feedback from her peers. She also displayed strong leadership skills while developing clinic protocols and processes to ensure future success. While busy working on all of these new initiatives, Andrea continues to precept and mentor new NPs.  

Facet Nurse of the Year Winner - Brandon Sholl, BSN, RN

Brandon was recognized for his outstanding teamwork, relationship-based care and innovation to improve safety on his nursing unit. Brandon’s peers and leadership team nominated him for always being the first to jump in and help with anything. He was recognized for his excellent customer service, caring, and personal connections he creates every day with his patients and their families. Brandon was also recognized for being the first to respond to emergent situations on the unit. He took time to create a new idea for a portable seizure cart to have supplies more readily available and in one location for emergencies.