Inspira Health Networks medical centers in Elmer (N.J.) and Vineland (N.J.) and its Health Center Bridgeton have been re-designated as Magnet facilities for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice by the American Nurses Credential Centers Magnet Recognition Program, according to a news release.
Inspiras facilities initially were designated in 2008. Inspiras Magnet status is valid for four years.
“To be re-designated as a Magnet organization is an incredible honor,” Elizabeth Sheridan, RN, MA, COO of Inspira Medical Center Vineland and CNE, said in the release. “The Magnet journey has a way of raising the bar for everyone and in this new designation we have found that our outcomes for patient care are much more defined. As we move forward as an organization we will continue our culture of teamwork to support quality of care, shared decision-making, interdisciplinary working relationships and — of course — our commitment to putting patients first in everything we do.”
The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services. Applicants undergo an evaluation that includes extensive interviews and review of nursing services.
“It has been an incredible journey getting to this point, and Im extremely proud of the hard work all of our nurses, support staff and administration have contributed to achieving Magnet re-designation, as it has truly been a team effort,” Sami Abate, RN, MSHS, CCRN, Magnet Program manager and manager of nursing quality for Inspira, said in the release. “Magnet is not just one phone call, one application or one site visit — we live it and breathe it every day and this re-designation truly symbolizes how dedicated and committed we are to providing our communities with exceptional patient care and achieving excellent patient outcomes. And thats what Magnet status is all about.”
Inspira Medical Center Woodbury has begun the Magnet process. Data on how the Woodbury facility meets or exceeds the standards required to achieve Magnet status are being documented and supported by policies and procedures, quality data and standards related to nursing and the facility as a whole. Inspira Medical Center Woodburys Magnet application is on target to be submitted during the first quarter of 2014.