Main Line Health announced March 23 that its Bryn Mawr, Lankenau and Paoli hospitals have received Magnet redesignation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing care.
Hospital administrators announced the designation March 23 after a conference call with ANCC representatives.
The ANCC, considered the most prestigious nurses credentialing organization, once again proclaimed what we see every day that our nurses are among the best in the world, Nancy Valentine, RN, PhD, MPH, FAAN, FNAP, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at MLH, said in a news release.
Nurses in attendance at the event erupted in cheers and tossed streamers in celebration of the honor.Main Line Health nurses celebrate the announcement that Bryn Mawr, Lankenau and Paoli hospitals have earned Magnet redesignation.
According to the ANCC, Magnet redesignation places Bryn Mawr (Pa.) Hospital, Lankenau Hospital, Wynne-wood, Pa., and Paoli (Pa.) Hospital in the top 3% of facilities nationwide for nursing care.
Martha Lyman, RN, MPH, MLHs director of special projects and nursing systems, collaborated with Valentine, nursing vice presidents, nursing leadership and all staff nurses at the hospitals in a team effort involving 2,500 nurses during the redesignation process. Physicians, hospital employees and volunteers also played an integral role, she said.