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New England Baptist Hospital achieved Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2019.

We are one of only a small percent of hospitals in the country to achieve this status, which is the highest honor given for nursing in the United States.

Magnet status means that we have a world-class nursing organization with an unwavering commitment to excellence in patient care and outcomes.

Our fundamental commitment is to deliver the highest quality of nursing care to our patients in a safe environment.

Nursing Professional Practice Model

Welcome to Nursing at New England Baptist Hospital.

As the second highest provider of orthopedic care in the United States, we are enormously proud of our patient outcomes and care team accomplishments. We deliver outstanding, high quality care through an unwavering commitment to excellence, safety, compassion, and professionalism. We are dedicated to advancing musculoskeletal clinical care, research, and innovation.

The New England Baptist Hospital professional practice environment is expert, fast paced, and dynamic. We support a professional advancement program for nurses interested in applying to advance their professional development. We have an active Shared Decision Making structure with unit based councils representing all areas as well as central councils on Research, Practice, Quality & Safety, Coordinating, and our Journey of Excellence.

For several years, we traveled on our Journey of Excellence towards Magnet Recognition. We strengthened our practice environment through the active participation and involvement of clinical nurses, advanced practice nurses, and members of the interprofessional team. We submitted our Magnet document to the ANCC in October 2018, welcomed the ANCC nurse appraisers in April and received word on Monday, June 24, 2019 that we received Magnet designation!

New England Baptist has a rich, distinguished history of excellence in nursing care. I invite you to learn more about us and seek us out for exemplary orthopedic care.


Mary Sullivan Smith, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Nursing Officer

Nursing Mission

Nurses will transform lives through an unwavering commitment to excellence in patient care and outcomes.

Nursing Vision

We will be recognized as a leader in exemplary nursing practice, compassionate care delivery, research, and innovation. We will foster a professional practice environment that engages nurses in improving the quality of life for patients and in enhancing the clinical environment.

Nursing Philosophy

Our fundamental commitment is to deliver the highest quality of nursing care to our patients in a safe environment. Nursing is a blend of art and science based on knowledge, skill, integrity, experience, and creativity.

We are relentless in continually improving patient safety through the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of outcomes and resolution of identified concerns. We provide inter-professional care by collaborating with our colleagues. We treat each other, our patients, visitors, and peers with dignity and respect in every interaction.

We create a practice environment culture that encompasses our core values of respect, ownership, superior service, and excellence that:

  • Recognizes that the patient’s biophysical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, educational, and discharge needs are included in the delivery of nursing care. We are advocates for our patients and their families.
  • Acknowledges our specific patient population and provides care respectful of patient ethnicity, creed, nationality, religion, economic status, and gender orientation.
  • Encourages an environment that promotes professional growth, a spirit of inquiry, enhanced critical thinking, and team work. We are committed to the education and mentoring of the nursing, medical, and allied health students of tomorrow.
  • Supports a climate that values, nurtures, and recognizes clinical expertise, education, shared governance, and research.
  • Supports evidence-based research and practice with the purpose of improving patient care, advancing the profession and in leading the industry.
  • Ensures our care delivery is effective and efficacious.

Nurse Residency Transition to Practice Program

New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) is proud to offer a Transition to Practice (TTP) Nurse Residency program with two tracks: Medical-Surgical and Operating Room. This innovative program provides a structured, supportive, and interactive environment that bridges the gap from the academic setting to the professional practice environment and is designed to support the transition of new graduate nurses with less than one-year experience. Learn more.

Our Core Values: ROSE


Acting with integrity in all things. Being trustworthy and respectful with fellow employees, physicians, patients, and our community.


Being accountable to our core values and our patient outcomes, while we act as stewards of precious resources.

Superior Service

Recognizing that all customer requests are important, and addressing these needs in a timely, accurate, compassionate, and friendly manner, thereby creating a legendary experience.


Striving to reach ever higher levels of performance in all that we do through continuous improvement in care delivery, education, and support processes.

NEBH nurse with patient at bedside
(Photo taken pre-COVID.)

Nursing Professional Practice Model

This is a visual representation of NEBH’s Professional Practice Model. The model includes values and goals that define our professional nursing identity. The model captures the professional elements and identifies the what, how, and why of what Baptist nurses do.

Nursing Professional Practice Model

Our Nursing Annual Reports

2020 Annual Nursing Report
2019 Annual Nursing Report
2018 Annual Nursing Report

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