Mary Beth Kingston, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
The Advocate Nurse is integral to the work this organization does every day. Without fanfare or recognition, you embody the values at the core of our mission: compassion, patient-centered wholistic care, clinical excellence, innovation, professional growth and leadership. It’s you who patients come to count on; it’s you who they trust the most.
While being brand new to the organization, I can see last year was no ordinary one. With the passage of the Nurse Practice Act, supported and championed by The Advocate Nurse, you emboldened all Advanced Practice Registered Nurses across Illinois to practice at the top of their license. Your unwavering commitment to patient care and empathy, adaptability and, yes, endurance, were highlighted as a part of the first annual Advocate Nurse Awards. You enhanced patient safety, introduced innovative processes, expanded Shared Governance and provided comfort and care during our patient’s hardest times. By applying best practices, protocols, and workflows across the system, you transformed the nursing experience. You built the framework to centralize and standardize nursing education, orientation and professional development at the first system-wide nursing education center.
It’s evident Advocate nurses empower, serve and thrive as they answer a higher calling to heal patients, families and communities, and to help them live well. I see endless opportunity for the Advocate Nurse to continue to reimagine health and transform care. I look forward to working with each of you to build on all your successes.
Advocate Health Care is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest Accountable Care Organizations in the country. A national leader in population health management, Advocate Health Care is home to three of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals and eight Magnet designated hospitals, the highest institutional recognition available for nursing excellence. Advocate is part of Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States. We help people live well.