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Nurses are the Heart and Soul of Your Care Team

At AdventHealth Celebration, our award-winning nurses go above and beyond the call of duty. We know that nurses are the foundation of the care team and can leave a lasting impression on the experience of our patients and their families.

Through our Magnet Recognition®, professional development and innovative programs, our nurses are supported and empowered to provide the highest quality health care. Inspired by our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, our nurses are committed to providing compassionate care to our patients and striving to be leaders in nursing.

Public Notice


AdventHealth Celebration was designated as a Magnet organization in 2018 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. In August 2023, AdventHealth Celebration is applying for re-designation.

Patients, family members, staff, and interested parties who would like to provide comments are encouraged to do so. Anyone may send comments via e-mail and direct mail.

Your comments must be received by the Magnet Program Office by September 1, 2023.

NOTE: All comments are CONFIDENTIAL and are not shared with the health care organization. Comments may be anonymous, but they must be sent in writing to the Magnet Program Office.



8515 Georgia Ave., Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

E-Mail: [email protected]

Chief Nursing Officer

A Letter From Our Chief Nursing Officer

At AdventHealth Celebration, patients and families trust our nurses to deliver whole-person care crossing various care settings from Emergency Department, to one of our specialty care services, to the Transition Clinic extending care through the complete continuum. Our nurses serve patients and families with expertise and compassion to support recovery to an optimal state of health and well-being. As a Celebration nurse, we combine advanced technologies, clinical skills and knowledge to deliver leading-edge care and services. Our destination services support the most up-to-date treatment options as well as rehabilitation services to enhance a full recovery. Our nurses are committed to excellence, dedicated to person-centered care, and embrace the mission to Extend the Healing Ministry of Christ.

As the Chief Nursing Officer, I am proud to work beside award-winning, Magnet recognized nurses. AdventHealth Celebration achieved Magnet recognition in 2018 and is currently completing the process for redesignation, in 2023. Magnet is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice received from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This program provides a foundation of knowledge, skill, training that results in a positive work environment to support all nurses from a new graduate, just beginning their career, to the most skilled of practitioners. We are also proud of other recognitions including Baby Friendly, Leap Frog Grade A, and Becker’s Top Places to work in Healthcare (2023), and Best Hospitals US News (2022-2023) AHA Gold Plus Get with the Guidelines, Certified Comprehensive Stroke Program, Advanced Certification Spine Surgery, Certified Knee & Hip Replacement, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and Bariatric Comprehensive Center under MBSAQIP.

Our nurses are partners with the multidisciplinary team, each other, and most importantly, our patients and families. Their commitment to professional development, evidence-based practice, research, innovation, compassion, teamwork and our mission is the foundation for a culture of excellence, where consistent practice and the voice of nurses helps guide the process of continual improvement. It is my privilege to work with this amazing group of nurses. I invite you to learn more about this special team and the exceptional care they provide every day to our community and beyond with a goal to Extend the healing Ministry of Christ to all.

Growing Through Professional Development

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Our Professional Practice Model

Our practice model visually represents the ideas that guide and support how we deliver care at AdventHealth Celebration. It depicts how we practice, collaborate, communicate and develop to provide the highest quality care for those we serve.

We believe in person-centered care, quality and safety, innovative practice, an inclusive culture, professional development and shared decision-making.


We are Honored to Achieve Magnet Recognition®

Recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Magnet Recognition® is the highest nursing honor an organization can receive.

Magnet-recognized organizations empower nurses and recognize the invaluable potential of nurses to lead health care change.

Happy nurses make healthier patients, and we are dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care for years to come.

A nurse answers a woman's health questions.

Empowerment Through Shared Leadership

Our Shared Leadership Council empowers our staff to define, implement and maintain current practice standards and to build the vision and campus priorities for patient care.

This program includes nursing staff from every unit who make decisions together to:

  • Ensure patient safety and promote quality service
  • Drive accountability to the level of frontline staff
  • Provide a vehicle for shared decision making
  • Engage staff in innovation and collaborative problem solving and strategy development
  • Encourage discussion and resolution of clinical or professional operational issues as the voice of the frontline nurse

Leading the Way with Research and Innovation

Our nurses are not just reading about new research — they are actively conducting it, continuously improving and ensuring we can provide the best care possible.

We encourage our nursing staff to be inquisitive and provide them with the support they need to complete the research and find their voice in health care.

Some examples of nursing research that is completed or currently in progress include:

  • “The Impact of an Innovative LPN-RN Care Delivery Model,” conducted by Marie L. Desir, MSN, RN, CCRN-K and Deborah Laughon MSN-Ed, DBA, CCRN, CENP
  • “Hospital Nurse Coordination for Process Improvements Leads to Reductions in Chemotherapy Turn Around Times,” conducted by Hannah Hallman Quirk, MSN, RN, MSED
  • “Roadshow ‘Paves the Way’ to Promote Vaginal Births,” conducted by Angela McGrath, BSN, RNC-OB, RNC-IAP, C-EFM, Patricia Furey, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CCE, Allyson Lomberk, RNC-OB, C-EFM and Amber McClure, BSN
  • “Prospective Study Measure Spirituality in ER and ICU RNs,” conducted by Deborah Laughon MSN-Ed, DBA, CCRN, CENP and Juleun Johnson, DMin
  • “The impact of Providing Night Shift Education and Professional Development,” conducted by Cindy Harris, MSN-Ed, RN and Jessica Garrison, BSN, RN, CCRN

Examples of the active role of frontline staff in quality and process improvement projects:

  • Implementation of a Leadership Mentor Program – AdventHealth Celebration
  • Increasing RN Specialty Certification Percentage – AdventHealth Celebration
  • “Commit to Sit” – ED
  • Unit Retention and Morale – C5SU
  • Improve Hourly Visits – CDU
  • Using a Healthy Work Environment Standard to Improve Patient and Nursing Outcomes – C4W
  • Increased Vascular Access Staffing as a Best Practice Intervention for CLABSI Infection Prevention – VAS
  • Increase Hand Hygiene Compliance – C2SU

Recognizing Extraordinary Nurses

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award honors and celebrates the skilled, compassionate care nurses provide every day.

Established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes in 1999 after his death from autoimmune disease complications, they created the award to publicly thank all nurses in honor of the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his loved ones during his hospitalization.

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Recognizing Extraordinary Team Members

The Iris Award was developed to recognize outstanding team members without whom the nursing team would be incomplete.

The three leaves of the iris represent faith, wisdom and valor. As a sacred flower, it was said to have healing powers, and each supporting team member brings these values to the critical role they play in excellent patient care.