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Clinical Practice Model

I'm a Texas Health Nurse

Jodi Golightly is a Day Surgery Nurse at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville

Jodi Golightly, R.N.

Jodi Golightly, R.N., appreciates the faith-based values of Texas Health and the freedom she's given to express those values.

She regularly tells her Day Surgery patients at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville that "we'll do our best, and God will handle the rest."

Golightly enjoys comforting patients and putting people at ease. She recalls a particularly nervous c-section patient and the satisfaction she had in giving the woman a sense of peace.

"We all held hands and prayed, and it was like God had His hands around us," she said. "When we finished, the patient smiled and said, 'I'm OK now.'"

Clinical Practice Model (CPM) is at the core of nursing at Texas Health Resources. Standardized clinical practices have been established through CareConnect, Texas Health's electronic health record, and shared governance takes the form of unit-based councils.

These councils involve frontline staff working together with leadership to share in decision making and provide and improve patient care, as well as to shape nurses' work environments. Unit-based councils address issues related to patient safety, clinical quality improvement, recruitment and retention, healthy work environments and patient satisfaction.

Texas Health nurses also have the opportunity to share their opinions and help shape decisions through focus groups, town hall meetings, electronic communications, hospital president meetings and talking directly with their managers.

Clinical Practice Model 
Texas Health nurses participate in a variety of groups and boards at the hospitals and at the system level.