OnSomble,Inc. Partners with Kaiser Permanente to Highlight the Links Between Professional Role Clarity, Practice Excellence, and Patient Outcomes during Nurses Week Celebrations

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Dr. Maria O'Rourke, chief strategy officer and chief nursing officer for OnSomble, Inc., recently served as a keynote speaker for Kaiser Permanente Southern California during their Nurses Week celebrations

Through Dr. O’Rourke’s work and inspirational presentation Kaiser Permanente nurses are reminded that the care they provide is not only a sacred calling but also part of a profession committed to the highest standards.

Dr. Maria O'Rourke, chief strategy officer and chief nursing officer for OnSomble, Inc., recently served as a keynote speaker for Kaiser Permanente Southern California during their Nurses Week celebrations.

"Nurses Week" is celebrated annually from May 6 through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is considered the founder of modern nursing. Initiated by the American Nurses Association as a permanent recognition, "Nurses Week" highlights the passion for profession that enables nurses to serve their patients.

"It is always an honor to join in events that honor our nurses, but especially during Nurses Week," notes Dr. O'Rourke. "The 2013 theme, 'Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care,' is a subject about which I am very passionate," Dr. O'Rourke continues. "Focused attention on role clarity and professional role as a pivotal decision maker on the interdisciplinary team are key factors that impact practice excellence and directly ties to positive patient outcomes and patient safety, the goal of all nursing practice."

Kaiser Permanente shares the belief that a role clear and competent workforce is crucial for practice excellence. “Through Dr. O’Rourke’s work and inspirational presentation Kaiser Permanente nurses are reminded that the care they provide is not only a sacred calling but also part of a profession committed to the highest standards.” Notes Jerry Spicer, Kaiser Permanente Vice President for Regional Patient Care Services, Southern California and Hawaii.

The locations, dates, and topics for Dr. O'Rourke's presentations were:

Kaiser Permanente Anaheim, CA, May 7 - "Professional Role Clarity: Key to Quality & Innovation in Patient Care"

Kaiser Permanente South Bay, CA, May 9 - "Professional Role Clarity: The Foundation for Transformational Leadership, Innovation and Ownership of Patient Care"

Kaiser Permanente MCH Leadership Conference, Pasadena, CA, May 15 - "Professional Role Clarity: The Foundation for Transformational Leadership, Collaboration and Patient-Centered Care"

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care and is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente's mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of its members and the communities it serves. Kaiser Permanente currently serve more than 9.1 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia.

OnSomble, Inc. is an online nurse community and role-based professional development company. The company’s various platforms allow nurses the opportunity to network, engage in dialogue, and grow in their personal and professional lives through its exclusive community portal and meet the professional development needs of nurses and global healthcare organizations through its role-based assessment and development software, OnRole. OnSomble has offices in Nashville, TN and San Francisco, CA.

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