The American Nurses Credentialing Center made the end of 2010 quite festive for two Northwestern Memorial HealthCare facilities.
Northwestern Lake Forest (Ill.) Hospital earned Magnet recognition from the ANCC for the first time in December, and Chicagos Northwestern Memorial Hospital was honored with Magnet redesignation.
This is monumental for our patient care team, Kimberly Nagy, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, vice president and chief nurse executive at Northwestern Lake Forest, said in a news release. It validates the countless stories we hear from community members about their wonderful experiences with our staff.Nurses and healthcare professionals celebrate the December announcement of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Magnet redesignation.
Only 6% of hospitals across the U.S., and fewer than 400 worldwide, have achieved Magnet status.
This is a gold star for the hospital, Nagy said.
Northwestern Memorials Magnet status was renewed in December. The hospital first achieved Magnet in 2006.
Magnet status sets our hospital apart and places us among a very small group of institutions with top-tier standards for nursing, Michelle Janney, RN, PhD, CNAA, NEA-BC, senior vice president and Wood-Prince Family chief nurse executive, said. We have a wonderful team of nursing staff and nursing leadership who collectively are responsible for the achievement of this great honor.
Only 3% of hospitals achieve renewal of their Magnet status.
Janney said hundreds of employees throughout the organization contributed time and effort to the Magnet application and review process, which culminated with the ANCCs site visit in November.
This is an honor that builds on our Patients First mission and recognizes the exceptional work being done every day by our nurses, she said.