Memorial recognized for high-quality nursingMay 1, 2020
From Local Sources
JASPER — Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center attained Magnet recognition on April 23, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice.
According to a hospital news release, receiving Magnet recognition is a great achievement for Memorial Hospital, as it joins the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Just 530 U.S. health care organizations out of over 6,300 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition.
“Magnet recognition is a tremendous honor and reflects our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to this community,” said Kyle Bennett, president and CEO of Memorial Hospital. “To earn Magnet recognition is a great accomplishment and an incredible source of pride for our nurses. Our achievement of this credential underscores the foundation of excellence and values that drive our entire staff to strive harder each day to meet the health care needs of the people we serve.”
To achieve initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. This process includes an electronic application, written patient care documentation, an on-site visit and a review by the Commission on Magnet Recognition.
Health care organizations must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality.
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