St. Barnabas Hospital employees have worked together to develop the 8 behavior standards upon which
to model daily actions. The standards uphold the Pillars of Excellence. Each month, the entire workforce
focuses on improving one standard. The standards are tied to annual performance reviews.
At St. Barnabas, we are committed to providing exceptional service that exceeds the expectations
of our patients. We believe that caring and compassionate personal behaviors are at the core of our
organization’s commitment to delivering quality patient care.
All SBH employees are responsible to be responsive to patient’s presenting needs including
patient call lights
Update patients and family on wait time, and care plans
See Something, Say Something
At St. Barnabas, we are committed to create a favorable impression for our patients,
visitors and co-workers.
Step off the elevator when a patient is being transported
Always smile and speak to fellow passengers; hold the elevator doors open for others
Answer the telephone within three rings
Always provide your name and the department you work for
Service Recovery – when the St. Barnabas patient experience falls short of being EXCELLENT, we pledge
to make service better.
Listen and respond with empathy
Apologize for not exceeding expectations
Be proactive in making amends, even in a difficult situations
Communicate with courtesy, clarity and care in all verbal and non-verbal messages.
Always thank patients for choosing St. Barnabas Hospital
Listen to patients and their families. Be courteous. Don’t use jargon.
No on-going e-mail conversation; after 2nd reply to an e-mail, call the individual
Before rendering services, explain what you propose to do and why
There is no “I” in team. As St. Barnabas Hospital employees, we are linked to one another by a common
purpose; to serve our patients and our community. Our co-workers, therefore, are our teammates and
without their contributions, none of us could perform our job. Each of us has an obligation to his or her
Provide co-workers with information they need to do their job.
Collaborate with others to deliver the highest quality of care or service.
Speak positively about co-workers.
Sense of Ownership
Demonstrate stewardship. Take pride in facility appearance. We have ownership in our DRIVE to
Take action in helping others comply with hospital policies (i.e., HIPAA policy and no smoking zones)
Take responsibility for our actions and their consequences
Return materials and equipment after using them
When we dress, groom and maintain our workplace with care, we show respect for our patients and give
them confidence in our ability to care for them.
Be neat, clean and professional in appearance
Adhere to dress code policies
Pick up litter and dispose of it
Display name badges at eye level
We know that our differences, unique talents and varied backgrounds come together to create a stronger
whole. Our goal is to provide care that is clinically excellent, ethically based and culturally sensitive.
Actively celebrate the growth and success of the hospital’s diverse community
Respect everyone’s privacy, personal space, culture and heritage
Welcome new team members
As we continue on our journey to Excellence, there will be many opportunities for growth and
improvement; therefore I understand that the standards and their expectations may change
and or expand along the way.
I have read and understand the Standards of Performance and agree to comply with and practice the
standards at St. Barnabas Hospital and its affiliates.