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Clinical Care Congress

Are you passionate about providing quality care?  Do you feel you want to provide input to improve care for patients and the environment for staff? If so, welcome to Clinical Care Congress at Overlake Medical Center.  We have used the Shared Governance model for over 25 years. We are committed to fostering an environment that facilitates professional and personal growth while achieving organizational goals in a manner that develops and utilizes decision making and accountability of staff at all levels.

Our current model consists of the Executive Committee which is co-chaired by an elected President and the Chief Nursing Officer, the chairs of our 4 committees as well as manager and director leadership, the Vice-President, Publications Editor and Professional/ancillary staff.

House-wide committees are:

  • Professional Development:  Promoting, encouraging and recognizing professional accomplishment (education, recognition, recruitment and retention).
  • Patient Experience:  Promoting the best patient and family experience
  • Policy and Process: promoting optimal patient care and safety for patients, families and staff
  • Quality, Practice and Patient Safety:  Promoting consistence of nursing practice and care to ensure patient safety

Service Lines were implemented to get representation from all units with the goal to promote staff engagement, integrate common projects amongst similar units, and increase transparency of all work through two-way communications from the service lines to the House-wide committees to the Executive Committee and back. Our Service lines are: 

  • Cardiac/Critical Care
  • Med-Surg
  • Childbirth Center
  • Surgical

Our Vision: Clinical Care Congress will integrate with hospital strategic goal and initiatives by partnering with leadership and ensuring two way communications. We will provide the voice and expertise of the bedside caregiver for identified projects, initiatives and rapid sequence work focused around the care needs of the patient.