Less than 10 percent of all U.S. hospitals achieve Magnet status. Magnet organizations must reapply for the coveted honor every four years. The application process is rigorous, lengthy and demands widespread support and participation from leadership and staff from across the organization.
“The Magnet re-designation is a reflection of our exceptional nursing care and the strong collaboration between nursing and all other areas within the hospital,” Colleen Kannaday, president, Carle BroMenn Medical Center and Carle Eureka Hospital says. “The strength of our nursing culture has never been more evident than over these past two years as demonstrated by the unwavering dedication and perseverance of our amazing nurses and clinical teams throughout this pandemic.
“I am grateful for everyone who helped us achieve this designation and for the 2,000 team members, physicians and volunteers who contribute every day to our ability to deliver safe and compassionate care in a welcoming and caring environment. As a Magnet organization, our culture embraces a nursing environment and organizational structure that positively impacts exceptional patient outcomes.”
Widely recognized as the gold standard for nursing excellence, patients at Magnet facilities can anticipate lower mortality rates and better health outcomes thanks to higher nurse engagement and high-quality standards of care.
“It is time for celebration and well-deserved recognition for our fantastic team and the outstanding nurses, interdisciplinary partners and physicians who practice at BroMenn,” shares Laurie Round, RN, MS, vice president of patient services and chief nursing officer, Carle BroMenn Medical Center and Carle Eureka Hospital. “The exceptional nursing staff together with everyone who puts on a Carle BroMenn badge each day helped make this achievement possible. I could not be prouder.”
Carle BroMenn Medical Center is joined in Magnet designation by Carle Foundation Hospital, making world-class nursing practices the rule not the exception within the healthcare system.
“We value strong nurses and strong nursing leadership and are committed to investing in their continued growth and development. A commitment to innovation, excellence in nursing and high-quality patient care are the qualities that turn a good hospital into a Magnet hospital and Carle BroMenn Medical Center has proven it has what it takes to maintain Magnet status for another four years,” Kannaday said.
About ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program:
The Magnet Recognition Program — administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world — identifies health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice.
The Magnet Recognition Program serves as the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program and current statistics, visit www.nursingworld.org/magnet.