Clinical Care Congress

Are you passionate about providing quality care? Do you feel that 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 more than 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.

The Clinical Congress Model

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 four committees, as well as manager and director leadership, the vice president, publications editor and professional / ancillary staff.

House-wide committees include:

  • Professional Development: Promoting, encouraging and recognizing professional accomplishment (education, recognition, recruitment and retention).
  • Patient Experience: Promoting the best patient and family experience
  • Policy & 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 Line Representation

Service lines were implemented to have representation from all units with the goal of promoting staff engagement, integrating common projects between similar units, and increasing transparency of work through two-way communication 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 communication. 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.