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Journey to excellence: Yale-New Haven named Magnet hospital

Lisa Rioux, RN, transforming patient care team member, anticipates the good news.

After a rigorous, multiyear application process and four-day site visit, Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital has been granted Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

“Magnet recognition both signifies nursing excellence and recognizes the collaboration between nurses and members of the healthcare team in the service of patient care and safety,” said Sue Fitzsimons, RN, PhD, senior vice president, patient services.

“We have worked very hard and over many years to earn this prestigious recognition.”

More than 2,700 nurses work at YNHH.

“We have felt that our nurses have been doing exceptionally high-quality work for some time so it is gratifying that, after a rigorous examination process, the ANCC agrees with us,” Fitzsimons said.

The hospital had hired a film crew to capture the Magnet announcement, and before it broke up, a group of nurses, organized by Magnet coordinator Lori Hubbard, RN, left, needed a little coaxing to give a thumbs-up to the day’s announcement.

“Our nurses are compassionate and well trained and work hard to ensure that they deliver the exceptional patient care.”

Yale-New Haven Hospital is a 966-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine. Yale-New Haven was founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826 and today, the hospital complex includes Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, which opened in October 2009.

By | 2020-04-15T12:59:29-04:00 July 11th, 2011|Categories: National|0 Comments

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