“As a Magnet hospital, we value our nurses, involve them in decision-making, and invest in their ongoing education. We know that’s the best way to attract and keep nursing talent—and to ensure excellent patient care.”
- Mary Jo Laposta, MS, PhD, RN, Chief Nursing Officer
Senior Vice President of Patient Care and Organizational Excellence
Our quality and culture make us a Magnet for nurses.
At Saratoga Hospital, nurses receive the respect and recognition they deserve. We know that our reputation for quality is due, in large measure, to the skill and compassion of our nursing team, their commitment to best practices, and their input and leadership on delivering exceptional patient-centered care.
A culture of excellence and empowerment
We were the first in the Capital Region to attain Magnet® status and have maintained the designation for nursing excellence for 15 years. That says a lot about our nurses and the collaborative culture that permeates our organization. Our nurses are invaluable members of our clinical care team. They are empowered to make decisions and to drive healthcare change. And they have an extraordinary, positive impact on the patient experience—and patient outcomes.
A commitment to professional development and support
Studies show that education makes a difference for nurses and their patients. Higher levels of education have been linked with increased job satisfaction among nurses and with better patient outcomes. At Saratoga Hospital, we continually invest in our nurses:
- Our Nursing Scholarship Program helps some of our best, most promising nurses realize their dream of higher education.
- In partnership with Maria College, we offer an on-site RN to BS nursing program.
- Our competitive benefits include a generous tuition assistance program.
- In addition to providing financial support for those pursuing general and specialty certifications, we periodically host certification review sessions.
The results are impressive. As of year-end 2017:
- 48 percent of our eligible nurses have attained certification.
- 43 percent of our nurses hold bachelor’s degrees, up from 27 percent in 2013.
- 50 percent of our nurse leaders have a bachelor’s degree, and 44 percent have a master’s.
- 6 percent of our nurse leaders have doctoral degrees.
In addition, our nurses often present at conferences and seminars, and we list our nurses’ published works and presentations in the Saratoga Hospital medical library. Saratoga Hospital nurses also are routinely recognized by the Northeast New York Professional Nurses Organization and in the annual Times Union “Salute to Nurses.”
Interested in joining this exceptional team?
View our current nursing opportunities.
And Saratoga Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of age, race, color, national origin, marital status, gender (including gender identity and transgender), religion, sexual orientation, military status, genetic information, qualified disability, domestic violence victim status, familial status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Hear What Our Nurses Have to Say
“The Voices of Saratoga Hospital” is a series of conversations we’re filming with our nurses, providers and members of our leadership team.
You’ll hear exchanges about what inspires and moves these impressive members of our community, as well as learn a little about what it’s like to walk in their shoes.
Watch to hear what our nurses have to say.