The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, N.J., has achieved Magnet designation for nursing excellence for a third time from the American Nurse Credentialing Center.
Achieving the Magnet designation demonstrates to others what we have always known about the high quality of Valleys nursing care, Ann Marie Leichman, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, vice president of patient care services and CNO at Valley, said in a news release. Valley nurses epitomize excellence in compassionate clinical care.
According to the ANCC website, Valley first achieved Magnet recognition in 2003.
Audrey Meyers, Valleys president and CEO. added, This designation provides recognition of excellence in nursing, and achieving it took the efforts of all of our staff, those at the bedside and those who work behind the scenes.
According to the ANCC, Magnet designation helps consumers locate healthcare organizations that have a proven level of excellence in nursing care and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care that they can expect to receive.
To our patients, their families, and the community we serve, Magnet designation reinforces that Valley is the best place to receive care, Leichman said. It is a tribute to the quality of care our nursing staff provides, and I am very proud of
The Magnet program provides national recognition to healthcare organizations that demonstrate sustained excellence in nursing care. The ANCC chose the term magnet to describe a hospitals ability to attract high-quality nurses.