Magnet Hospital designation is the highest and most prestigious honor an organization can receive for excellence in nursing services and Presbyterian Hospital is on the Magnet journey.
The Magnet Recognition
Program, administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC),
honors hospitals that act as a “magnet” for attracting nurses due to work
environment, clinical excellence, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Evidence
demonstrates that Magnet hospitals have lower complication and mortality rates,
high patient and employee satisfaction, and provide excellent clinical care.
We are focusing on the implementation of key process changes necessary to support and demonstrate nursing excellence.
These changes include progress in:
- Strategic nurse recruiting/staffing
- Implementation of First Touch™
- Improvement of our Clinical Career Ladder
- Inclusion of recognition elements such as the Nurse Exemplar Prize
Nurse Involvement in Our
To involve nursing staff in our
Magnet journey, nursing leadership provides monthly Magnet information sessions
and updates through the Nursing Shared Governance Councils. Feedback received
from employee surveys also helps us identify areas for improvement. The final
steps include collecting evidence of qualifications and developing our written
application. Throughout our Magnet journey, the true reward will be what we
learn about our organization and the changes we make to improve Presbyterian
nursing and the patient care processes.
expects to be able to apply for Magnet Designation sometime within the next
three years. Meanwhile, work continues to design and shape the department
of nursing into a Magnet-oriented organization where nurses are recognized for
their contributions, supported in their professional and academic pursuits, and
able to practice in a way that supports their professional ability.