May 1, 2013 – Long Island City, NY – To help honor nurses during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2013, Michael C. Fina, a leading provider of global employee recognition and incentive programs, is offering healthcare organizations and hospitals best practices for recognizing nurses for exceptional patient and family care.
Formal workforce recognition programs create a positive work culture for nurses so they are happy and engaged, which is critical to the success of hospitals. This includes acknowledgement of excellent patient care, which can also benefit patient surveys and HCAHPS goals.
Additionally, as Baby Boomers approach retirement, and a new generation of nurses is ushered into the medical field, it is critical to establish a strategic recognition strategy to help retain employees and cut the costly price of potential turnover.
“As we celebrate National Nurses Week, it is important to remember the extraordinary value nurses provide to patients and their families through compassion and dedicated medical care,” said Ashley Fina, president of Michael C. Fina. “Nurses spend long hours in an intense, high-pressure and physical work environment, and tailored recognition programs can help keep nurses motivated, engaged and focused on positive patient experience.”
In addition, Michael C. Fina recommends best practices for effectively recognizing nurses:
1. Create formal recognition initiatives showing appreciation for nurses to promote a positive work culture – involve them in conversations about how they would like to be recognized.
2. Recognize nurses for reaching professional development goals, receiving positive patient feedback and collaborating with other staff members.
3. Focus on motivating nurse preceptors, as they are mentoring the next generation of nurses.
4. Offer nurses control over rewards with flexible choices to help increase motivation.
For more information, visit www.mcfrecognition.com.
About Michael C. Fina
Michael C. Fina is a leading provider of global employee recognition and incentive programs that not only align with core values and business goals, but also inspire people to do great things. With a focus on personal service, the company’s recognition and incentive programs help organizations develop more inspired relationships with their employees. Headquartered in New York since 1935, Michael C. Fina is family-owned and operated and certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.