The Unit Based Councils service as a "voice" for team members to help increase team member satisfaction and promote accountability, ownership, and retention. Unit Based Councils drive evidence based practice at the bedside, develop process improvement initiatives to improve patient outcomes and employee engagement
The council encourages team participation and focuses on improving partnerships at all levels of team member involvement. Team members feel empowered when they have been given authority by management to help improve their own practice at all levels. The strong leadership support makes this possible. The act of having shared goals and shared successes is key to providing excellent patient care.