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  1. Erickson, Jeanette Ives MS, RN, FAAN
  2. Ditomassi, Marianne O. MSN, MBA, RN
  3. Jones, Dorothy A. EdD, RN, FAAN


Healthcare leaders are searching for ways to create new synergies and efficiencies in today's complex health environments to enhance patient care, education, and research and nurture collaborative and rewarding professional practice environments. The authors discuss how the creation of a multidisciplinary Institute for Patient Care is an important innovation that is helping us achieve these aims.