Stephanie J. Goldberg, Hospital for Special Surgery

Stephanie J. Goldberg

Leaders In
Patient Care

Editors' Note

Stephanie Goldberg entered the United States Navy as an Ensign assigned to the Charleston, South Carolina Naval Hospital, and in 1976, she received her Honorable Discharge as a Lieutenant and continued with her government service at the U.S. Public Health Hospital in San Francisco. In 1977, she relocated to the East Coast and affiliated with the Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC). During her tenure at HUMC, Goldberg held progressive management positions. In 2005, she accepted her current post. Stephanie Goldberg received her nursing diploma from Holy Name Hospital School of Nursing in 1973 and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Paterson University in 1981. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University in 1987.

As a Magnet hospital, we have an organized approach to achieving excellence in the delivery of patient care. The Magnet Model serves as a performance improvement framework that we live and breathe by in nursing, in terms of developing the work environment so that nurses can take the best possible care of our patients. That framework is based on several factors including quality measures, staffing, orientation, education, and certification of our nursing workforce.

We have also put systems in place like electronic documentation, which will allow nurses to spend more time with patients. My goal is to create the processes and systems to allow the nurses and employees who take care of our patients to spend more time with them.

Being a Magnet hospital, we are required every year to participate in the NDNQI nurse satisfaction survey, which ranks us against other Magnet hospitals across the country. In the most recent survey, Hospital for Special Surgery ranked very high in nurse satisfaction among our Magnet peer hospitals.