Hundreds of staff nurses and their colleagues from around Shore Health System, Easton, Md., gathered Oct. 13 at The Memorial Hospital at Easton and Dorchester General Hospital to celebrate the news that Shore had achieved Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing services.
Nurses listened to the news as it was broadcast live on a conference call between Chris Parker, RN, MSN, chief nursing officer and senior vice president of patient care services for Shore, and Gail Wolf, RN, DSN, chair of the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Magnet Recognition. Magnet status is valid for four years.
This was a unanimous decision of the Magnet Commission, Wolf said in a news release. You demonstrated a true commitment to Magnet.Chris Parker, RN
John Dillon, chair of the Shore board of directors, told those assembled for the celebration, The board didnt need this recognition to know that we have a terrific team at Shore Health System. I congratulate Chris Parker and his team for this impressive honor.
Adding his congratulations, Joseph P. Ross, president and CEO for Shore, said, Ive been with Shore Health System for 15 years, and the thing that has given me the most pride is what you have created a nursing organization that went from a 15% vacancy rate to one that is worthy of national recognition. I am indebted to you and appreciate all that you do every day to help us get and keep Magnet status.