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Nursing Excellence Initiative

  • Why the Nursing Excellence Initiative?

    When patients face extraordinary health challenges, the nurses at Abbott Northwestern are ready to respond.

    But patient care is changing quickly. Our population is aging, and patients are hospitalized with more complex health conditions than in the past.

    We need to prepare our nurses for next generation health care. 

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    Nursing Excellence is a $7.5 million multi-year fundraising initiative that will help Abbott Northwestern provide exceptional patient care through excellence in nursing. When you make a gift to our Nursing Excellence fund, you help nurses advance their education, develop specialized clinical skills and expertise, and pursue research that improves patient care.

    Your support ensures that our nurses can thrive in a complex and ever-changing environment – and that means the best possible care for our patients.

    Meet a few of our nurses and learn how donors have made a difference in their careers

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    To learn more about the Nursing Excellence Initiative and how you can help, contact Nicki Hines, senior development officer, at 612-863-4688 or

  • Magnet Recognition Program®

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    Designated since 2009 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice