Message from the McHenry Hospital CNE

A Message from the Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital Chief Nursing Executive

Northwestern Medicine recognizes that nurses are instrumental in the delivery of exceptional care to patients and families. Empowered by NM’s Interprofessional Relationship-Based Care Practice Model, our nurses establish and nurture healthy relationships with patients, families, community members, colleagues and themselves. The core values of Patients First, Excellence, Integrity and Teamwork guide our work as NM nurses deliver safe and effective care for optimal patient outcomes.

Our practice environment encourages diversity in thought, practice and culture. Northwestern Medicine nurses are proud to be professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, collaborative and staunch patient advocates. Every nurse is a leader with the ability to make a lasting impact on our community’s health.

We believe lifelong learning and nurturing our own well-being are paramount. We seek professional development through continued education and nursing certifications. Northwestern Medicine nurses are encouraged to advance clinical practice and care delivery through innovation, research and quality improvement.

The remarkable dedication and professionalism of our nurses has helped Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital achieve Magnet recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a designation shared by only a small percentage of hospitals worldwide. In another exceptional achievement, our Emergency Department was awarded the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award for outstanding and innovative performance. We are proud to be among the very best.

If you are seeking an organization that puts patients first in all we do, please reach out to us about becoming a Northwestern Medicine nurse. We invite you to learn about nursing opportunities that exist throughout the organization.

Best Regards,

Catie L. Schmit MSN, RN, CEN, NEA-BC
Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive
Northwestern Medicine, McHenry Hospital