Nursing Philosophy at EMMC
Professional nurses function independently and in collaboration with other healthcare professionals in the most efficient and effective manner to assist patients in attaining and maintaining their highest potential level of health and independence. Nurses use the nursing process as a decision-making tool to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate their nursing care.
Nurses are lifelong learners and are supported and encouraged to develop their personal and professional potential. Eastern Maine Medical Center is committed to fostering the growth and development of clinical nursing practice through education and research. This is accomplished by creating an atmosphere that stimulates learning and by the systematic testing of new ideas for the improvement of nursing practice.
EMMC's nurses, collectively, bring years of caring, skill, and experience to each of our patients, and their expertise and innovative ideas help shape the care EMMC’s patients and their families receive on a daily basis. We are proud of that tradition of nursing excellence.
EMMC has much nursing tradition throughout the organization including the CEO's office. Our medical center is led by Deborah Carey Johnson, RN, president and CEO, who is, herself, a nurse. Two of her senior leaders, Helen McKinnon, RN, vice president of Support Services, and Debbie Richards, RN, BSPA, interim chief nursing officer, are also nurses, with countless others in other positions of leadership throughout the organization.
We’re proud our nurses are serving as examples of nursing engagement, not only here within our halls, but at hospitals across the United States. They’re trying new ideas, breaking new ground, sharing their best ideas with others, and raising the standard for nursing care as they go.
We invite you to learn more about EMMC’s nurses and our tradition of nursing excellence by exploring these pages. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.