Nurses at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, learned last month that the facility has achieved Magnet status the highest honor awarded for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
“We are incredibly honored to be recognized by the ANCC as a Magnet hospital,” Mike Becker, PPMCs CNO, said in a news release. “The achievement is something the entire staff can take pride in, because it truly was a group effort. I know we wouldnt be here, celebrating this extraordinary accomplishment, without the incredible support and assistance from every member of PPMCs faculty, staff and administration.”
Faculty and staff at PPMC have been working toward achieving Magnet status for four years. Fewer than 7% of hospitals in the nation are designated as Magnet hospitals.
“Providing a superior standard of care to every patient is a hospital-wide effort, and something in which we take a great amount of pride,” said Bill Hudson, PPMCs Magnet program director. “Theres not one person at PPMC who didnt lend a tremendous amount of support and effort to the Magnet process. We are thrilled to be recognized for delivering the essentials of nursing excellence, which is dependent on a collaborative professional environment that always puts patient care first.”
The recognition is based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality.
“Weve seen very tangible changes in the way our hospital operates as a result of the Magnet teams efforts to create the superb level of care our patients receive every day,” said Michele Volpe, PPMCs CEO. “I am so impressed by the level of commitment our nurses, faculty and staff have dedicated toward this journey to Magnet. We know the bar will be raised when we reapply for our redesignation in a few years, but given the amount of support and the tireless work that so many have given over the last few years, I know well be ready.”
The hospital recently was recognized as one of the nations top 100 hospitals by Thomson Reuters.