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Silver Hill Hospital

“I see many growth opportunities for patients at Silver Hill, with the support of the nursing staff. Trying and adapting out new coping skills in the presence of attentive and available nursing staff allows people to feel more empowered in their recovery process.”


Immacula Cann, DNP, RN-BC

Chief Nursing Officer

“I see many growth opportunities for patients at Silver Hill, with the support of the nursing staff. Trying and adapting out new coping skills in the presence of attentive and available nursing staff allows people to feel more empowered in their recovery process.”


Immacula Cann, DNP, RN works closely with the registered nurses and psychiatric technicians who make up the nursing staff at Silver Hill. She applies the theory of culture care to building and supervising a nursing community that embraces diversity and maximizes the quality of service delivery.  Nursing staff help create and implement individualized approaches to patient care.  This community of caring helps Silver Hill to stand out in the area of nursing care.

As the Chief Nursing Officer, Dr. Cann believes in a culture of professional development. Being present for the nursing staff serves as an opportunity to role model caring in an individualized and appropriate manner. “I believe that when nursing staff has an opportunity to grow and learn, the patients reap the benefits. Our goal as a department is to improve the quality of patients’ lives and help them take initial steps in their journey to recovery and restoration.”

Culturally competent caring provides patients opportunities to be their authentic selves in the process of learning and practicing new skills.  These standards of professional practice help to provide a safe and secure environment in which patients may practice skill building and feel supported 24/7 by their nursing staff.

With almost 30 years of experience as a registered professional nurse, Dr. Cann brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Silver Hill.  She has worked in many capacities as a nurse with nursing leadership and education as a focus. Her understanding of the needs and goals of people seeking to improve their lives translates into a deeply caring Chief Nursing Officer. “I see many growth opportunities for patients at Silver Hill, with the support of the nursing staff. Trying and adapting out new coping skills in the presence of attentive and available nursing staff allows people to feel more empowered in their recovery process.”


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