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Nursing at Chilton Medical Center

Nursing Mission

The mission of nursing practice at Chilton Medical Center is to provide a safe passage of care for our patients, their family, our community and staff that is evidence and outcome based and sustains an authentic caring environment, which aligns mind, body and spirit in the healing process.

Nursing Vision

To be leaders of nursing practice and exceed national standards of care within a community hospital setting.


At our hospital, we understand the profound contribution nurses make on a regular basis. They directly impact every patient outcome and are essential to the success of our organization.

Maureen Schneider PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, FACHE, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Chilton Medical Center
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Nursing Philosophy

At Chilton Medical Center, we believe that we have a responsibility to help patients meet all of their needs – whether they be physical, psychosocial, spiritual or economic in nature. To accomplish this, we follow Jean Watson’s Theory of Nursing, which emphasizes holistic care as a crucial component in nursing practice, and we empower our patients to take part in the decision-making process. In addition, our organization encourages nurses to continually grow professionally, aided by an environment that supports critical thinking, innovative ideas, research and collaboration. 

Shared Governance

Our framework is based on the belief that nurses are often closest to patients and, therefore, are in the best position to make decisions regarding their care. This concept fosters collaboration among nurses, management and other health care team members as they develop evidence-based nursing practices.

Professional Practice Model

The Safe Passage of Care model symbolizes the structure, process and values of Chilton Medical Center’s nursing practice. It encompasses the fundamentals of Jean Watson’s theory and helps ensure that nursing is consistent regardless of location within the hospital and achieves optimal patient outcomes.

Chilton Nursing Professional Practice Model

Journey to Magnet® Designation

Chilton Medical Center is on schedule to achieve Magnet designation in 2019. Learn more about what this prestigious status means for our patients >