Mission, Vision and Philosophy
Mission, Vision and Philosophy

The Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall philosophy of nursing is integrated with the mission, vision and values of the hospital as a whole and is supported by Jean Watson’s Theory of Caring.

Our Beliefs

Professional nurses at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall embrace the rights of individuals to quality healthcare in a manner that embraces patient and family-centered care. Caring is the core of nursing; it is an essential factor in guiding nursing practice and the very essence of the nurse-patient relationship.

Our professional practice model serves as a framework to meet the needs of the individuals and families in the communities we serve. We honor diversity based on culture, age, race, ethnicity, religion and/or sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

Nurses in partnership with key community stakeholders promote the health of our communities across the continuum through programs based on ongoing population health assessments. Nurses incorporate the best available evidence for providing care, thereby optimizing the health of the communities we serve.

As integral members of the interdisciplinary patient care team, professional nurses at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall provide quality care that is safe, evidence-based, therapeutic and meaningful in partnership with the patient and family. We support the core values of caring, respect, & compassion.

Nurses embrace the principle that courtesy and respect among members of the healthcare team is paramount to a healthy work environment and essential to a culture of safety. A healthy work environment is vital to support the physical, mental and social well-being of the nursing team.

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall nurses embrace the value of self-care; actively seeking a balance and synergy of physical health and intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, personal and professional well- being. Nurses serve as a role models, advocates and educators of healthy lifestyles for their families, their communities and work environments, and ultimately their patients.

Transformational nursing leaders at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall promote continuous learning, professional development and the pursuit of nursing excellence in an ever-changing, dynamic healthcare environment,

Professional nurses at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall contribute to the advancement of nursing science by utilizing outcome data to develop and implement quality improvement initiatives. This is accomplished by trending nursing-sensitive indicators internally, and benchmarking nationally.

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall nurses contribute to the advancement of the nursing discipline through participation in nursing organizations, dissemination of new nursing knowledge and a spirit of inquiry.

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Nurses believe that accountability, autonomy, empowerment, and shared governance creates a structure that promotes an atmosphere of participation and collaboration.