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November 15th, 2018 Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health Nurse Named a National Magnet Nurse of the Year

MIAMI, FL – November 15, 2018 – Baptist Health South Florida is proud to announce that Jobic Ray Butao, BSN, RN, CCRN, has received the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s 2018 Magnet Nurse of the Year Award for Empirical Outcomes.

Butao, a clinical nurse in the intensive care unit at West Kendall Baptist Hospital, is the first Baptist Health nurse to receive the prestigious award and the first recipient in the state of Florida.

“Mr. Butao is an exemplary example of a dedicated team member who believes fully in our mission of improving the health and well-being of our patients,” said Javier Hernandez-Lichtl, chief executive officer of West Kendall Baptist Hospital. “This prestigious award from the ANCC is a well-deserved recognition of his commitment and reflects the approach our entire hospital and health system take in delivering high-quality care.”

Butao, who is a certified advanced clinical care nurse, was selected as the winner from hundreds of nominees from around the nation for his outstanding work in improving empirical outcomes in the ICU through Proactive Leadership Attention To Outcomes (P.L.A.T.O.) rounds. The rounds were a collaborative effort among leadership, physicians and clinicians that resulted in reduced ICU infection rates.

“West Kendall Baptist Hospital nurses are among the best in their profession. We are so proud to see one of our nurses nationally recognized for nursing excellence and his tireless commitment to improving nursing care and patient outcomes. Mr. Butao’s clinical excellence and passion positively impact the lives of our patients and families, community, and team members,” said Sandra McLean, MSHA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, vice president and chief nursing officer at West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

As chair of the ICU’s Unit Based Practice Council, Butao has led collaborative efforts to decrease catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) and central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) to a sustained rate of zero. The exemplary practice was put in place throughout the hospital with the same impressive results and is in the planning stage to be rolled out system-wide.

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About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with ten hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 18,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/newsroom and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.


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