Hospital employed RN nursing hours per patient day (Behavioral Health)
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is committed to having professional, dedicated caregivers at the bedside. Nurses complete a comprehensive training program after they are hired to ensure they are competent to practice independently. Nursing caregivers are evaluated on their job performance at least once every year. Ongoing learning programs are available for nursing staff through continuing education opportunities and training courses.
While there are no Illinois or national requirements for specific staffing levels, many hospitals measure “nursing hours per patient day” as a way to monitor and improve quality of care and service.
About This Measure
This measure tracks the total number of direct nursing hours worked by RNs in the behavioral health units, who are employed with Northwestern Memorial, compared to the number of patients in the behavioral health units. A higher number may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.
Note: Comparison data is not available for this measure.