Nursing leadership support at Aurora
Here's what a few of our nurse leaders have to say about Aurora Health Care's approach to nursing practice and patient care.
"Nursing leadership is supportive of shared governance, the method by which bedside nurses, working
collaboratively with other nursing leaders, drive patient care forward to improve quality, safety and patient satisfaction in a cost-effective manner."
Pamela Yust, MSN, RN
System President, Aurora System Nursing Alliance
"I have worked at Aurora for 33 years. All of my family members get their care through Aurora and with
Aurora-affiliated physicians. My mission for my entire career has been to work tirelessly to assure that every patient and family member, at every Aurora facility, is treated the way I want my family members treated. That
is, patients get the best care that is evidence-based, individualized to our needs and cost efficient. If the system is set up this way, then, when my family members come through for service, I know every nurse will be
working to assure that they are providing the best care so that I can relax and be the daughter/wife/mother without hesitation."
Laura J. Burke, RN, PhD, FAAN
Director, Nursing Research and Scientific Support
"Nursing leadership at Aurora has a proud history of valuing shared governance and understanding that
the nurses who are working directly with the patients are the ones best able to make practice decisions, lead the way and design their future. By listening to what the staff values, and ensuring that they have the
resources to provide the best evidence-based care possible, leaders help ensure optimal outcomes for patients and their families."
Faye H. Zwieg, RN, BSN, MBA
Vice President & Nurse Executive
Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
"Nursing leadership at Aurora Health Care is quick to recognize the limits of our knowledge and
experience. We rely heavily on the feedback and ideas of nurses who interact with patients on a regular basis. The partnership of these experts enables us to positively impact patient care with best practices that really
Chris Olson, RN, MSN
Vice President/Chief Nurse Executive & Chief Administrative Officer
Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha