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Improving our Vitals
Glens Falls Hospital continues to advance and enhance the technology that our nurses use every day. One change that made a big impact on the work ow for nurses and patient care associates was the implementation of Welch Allyn Connex Vital Signs Monitors in our patient care areas. The new machines have the ability to provide accurate and automatic spot-check vitals and continuously monitor higher acuity patients. The monitors communicate directly with the hospital’s electronic medical records, which has led to better-quality documentation, and provided a signi cant time savings for nurses and techs – ultimately supporting improved patient safety and clinical decision making. In the  rst six weeks of this being turned on, 170,000 results were seamlessly transitioned into the EMR, speeding up data entry and eliminating potential transcription errors.
Nursing Satisfaction
At a time when nursing shortages are making national news, we are proud to be a place nurses want to work! The most recent National Database
of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Nurse Satisfaction Survey measures areas such as perceived quality of care, interprofessional relationships, and resource adequacy. In 2017, Glens Falls Hospital registered nurses rated their work environments higher than the national average in six out of the eight categories that were measured.
Evidence shows the higher percentage of
BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) prepared and board certi ed nurses at the bedside is associated with better patient outcomes. We
offer tuition assistance,  exible schedules, and educational stipends to support nurses seeking to advance their education and obtain certi cation.


































































































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