Leading the Way in Pediatric Nursing

Children’s Health Nursing Annual Report

Leading the Way in Pediatric Nursing

Children's Health Nursing Annual Report

Download the 2023 Report

A message from Tammy Webb, Chief Nurse Executive


In 2023, our commitment to excellent patient care earned us our fourth consecutive Magnet designation, the most prestigious mark of nursing excellence. This sets us apart as one of the nation’s top hospitals for nursing.

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Transformational Leadership

Transformational Leadership positions our nursing team to achieve organizational goals. Leaders inspire nurses to put their knowledge and expertise to work to advocate for resources and communicate processes that will improve care and the nurse practice environment.

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Structural Empowerment

Structural Empowerment demonstrates our commitment to a robust practice environment. It signifies there are structures and processes in place to support nurses to be the absolute best they can be. Nurses are active in professional organizations, are encouraged to develop professionally and have a voice in decisions that affect their work.

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Exemplary Professional Practice

Exemplary Professional Practice is driven by robust implementation of our Professional Practice Model. It influences how we collaborate and communicate with patients and our interprofessional team, and compels professional development.

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New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements

New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements enhance our professional practice and improve our outcomes. Nurses are active in research and adopt evidence-based practices (EBP) to deliver quality care. Innovation is promoted, and daily, we look for new ways to improve our nursing care delivery.

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Empirical Outcomes

Empirical Outcomes validate the difference nurses make and confirm our commitment to our mission. The measurement of empirical outcomes is key to our culture of nursing excellence.

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Awards and Publications

Children's Health nurses are recognized within our organization and through local, regional and national awards. Nurses throughout our organization disseminated nursing research and evidence-based practices, advancing our nursing profession and strengthening the image of nursing.

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Nursing by the Numbers

From our 4 Magnet designations to numerous professional awards and achievements, the Children’s Health Nursing has accumulated impressive data. Here’s a snapshot.

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Past Annual Reports

Our rich nursing history began more than 110 years ago when May Forster Smith had a vision that every child in Dallas and North Texas deserved the best care. Today, the nurses of Children’s Health continue her legacy of innovations in pediatric nursing practice.

Every day, our nurses lead the country in evidence-based improvements in care and nursing science. We define the future role of nurses and prepare the future nursing workforce through strategic professional development programs. Read our past annual reports to see how, year-over-year, we integrate best practices, advance nursing care and ensure a culture of safety while making life better for children.

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