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Lee Memorial Hospital Magnet Journey

Welcome from the Chief Nurse at Lee Memorial Hospital

Julia Liebscher magnetI am honored to have such an amazing team here at Lee Memorial.  They have come together over the past year and continually push through adversity, all while maintaining an excellent level of care and compassion for our community.   We have seen a year of engagement that only us thought was achievable, and I am beyond proud of everyone that works here.

Part of our culture here at Lee Memorial is maintaining a sense of pride in our work, family, and a positive workplace environment. We engage in shared governance at all levels across the campus and truly believe and practice shared decision making in all that we do. We put in our Magnet application and have our first document due date of June 2, 2025.  We have great representation of both inpatient and ambulatory teams as our Magnet Champions organize all the amazing examples of hard work and dedication that happens daily at Lee Memorial.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions about our wonderful campus.

About Lee Memorial Hospital

A mainstay in our community for more than 100 years, Lee Memorial Hospital has a rich history of serving Southwest Florida. Founded in 1916, Lee Memorial Hospital is Lee Health’s first and oldest hospital.

It is currently home to the 60-bed Rehabilitation Hospital and an 18-bed skilled nursing unit, as well as The Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Lee Health.

View more details about Lee Memorial Hospital here!

Lee Memorial Hospital Magnet Journey 

Lee Memorial has been a staple of the Fort Myers community for over 100 years. Our Journey to Nursing Excellence began quite some time ago as we realized the benefit to our teams, our patients, and our community on going for Magnet® designation. In 2022 we officially hired a Magnet Program Director, and since have immersed ourselves in what it takes to become a Magnet® designated organization. 

We have put in our application with a document due date of June 2nd, 2025. The team, even beyond nursing, has fully embraced the culture of quality, safety, and team excellence. They strive for the best care, the best outcomes, and are engaged in this journey we are on. We regard highly our teams’ engagement and celebrate them and their successes each and every day. This is not just a nursing journey, but a goal that touches every department within our organization.

The five key components of the Magnet model developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center include: 

  • Transformational Leadership
  • Structural Empowerment
  • Exemplary Professional Practice
  • New Knowledge
  • Innovations & Improvement
  • Empirical Outcomes

Be a part of our Lee Memorial Hospital Magnet Journey!

Learn more about our nursing opportunities and current job openings!

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