AdventHealth Celebration staff posing for a photo

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.

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 and 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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Nursing Professional Model

Our Professional Practice Model

A Professional Practice Model (PPM) is a visual representation that symbolizes the beliefs, values, theories, and systems for nursing practice. It describes how registered nurses practice, collaborate, communicate, and develop professionally to provide the highest-quality care for those served by the organization. Utilization of a professional practice model guides nursing practice and fosters professional identity, encouraging alignment with the organization’s Mission and Vision. When a model guides professional nursing practice, nurses can articulate the impact of nursing care on improving patient and family outcomes as well as a healthy work environment. With leadership endorsement and support, the PPM’s theoretical framework becomes the lens through which nurses see themselves.

Most PPMs incorporate five subsystems that help direct the delivery of care, including:

• A care delivery model

• Management or governance

• Professional recognition

• Professional relationships

• Professional values

The AdventHealth Nursing Professional Practice Model

In 2022, a group of AdventHealth nurses and nurse leaders from across our system gathered to create the AdventHealth professional practice model (PPM), a framework that aligns structure, processes, mission, vision and service standards to our nursing practice. The visual guides the philosophy, culture and decision-making of AdventHealth nurses and communicates how work at the unit level drives quality, safety and evidence-based practices, leading to excellence in care delivery and optimal outcomes.

Philosophy — Whole-Person Care

The heart-shaped model represents our commitment to care for every patient as if they were our own loved ones. At the center, we are guided by our vision of whole-person care and our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Patient and Family-Centered Care is our care delivery system and establishes the framework of how nurses provide care to our patients and families. It is at the forefront of all nursing practice decisions at our organization. AdventHealth nurses advocate for patients and families across the care continuum by ensuring their voice is heard.

Service Standards

AdventHealth nurses express our mission through our service standards — Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make It Easy and Own It — as we connect to each other and our patients. We provide compassionate whole-person care by treating patients and families in all aspects — body, mind and spirit.


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.

Nurse in the Operating Room

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.