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Nurses at Southwestern Vermont Medical Central give facility high marks in job satisfaction survey

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Nurses from Southwestern Vermont Medical Central scored higher than the national average in all categories on the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators Survey, which measures job satisfaction.

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Nurses from all departments rated the practice environment, staff participation in policy decisions, accessibility of chief nursing officer, job enjoyment, administration’s demonstrated response to employee concerns, recognition for a job well done, adequate staffing and resources, nurse-physician working relationships, autonomy, and other factors. The nurses participated in the survey in August.

SVMC’s nurses rated the hospital particularly high in a category designed to determine their satisfaction with their role in making important decisions about care.

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