The American Nurses Credentialing Center has redesignated Sinai Hospital in Baltimore as a Magnet-recognized hospital, a distinction that honors nursing excellence in patient care, leadership and growth opportunities for nurses within a healthcare organization.
Hospitals that achieve Magnet status go through a rigorous review process. Sinais application was about 1,500 pages and included 795 attachments and 167 graphs. The in-depth report focused on the ways that Sinais structures and processes met 60 standards in five areas: transformational leadership; structural empowerment; exemplary professional practice; new knowledge, innovations and improvement; and empirical outcomes. The selection process also involved Magnet appraisers coming to Sinai to interview 600 bedside nurses.
A Magnet designation is the ultimate embodiment of nursing excellence, Diane Johnson, RN, MBA, vice president of patient care services and CNO at Sinai, said in a news release. It demonstrates our continuous commitment to improved outcomes, patient satisfaction and staff satisfaction and is well aligned with our strategic focus on operational excellence and value enhancement. I am very proud of our staff and leaders who made this redesignation possible. This is a thrilling accomplishment.
Sinai initially was designated as a Magnet hospital in 2008, the first time the facility applied. At that time, it was the first and only community teaching hospital in Maryland to achieve this distinction, according to the release. Six Maryland hospitals have earned the honor, according to the release. A Magnet designation is four years long.
Our nursing staff embodies the exemplary care that is the Sinai standard, said Amy Perry, president of Sinai Hospital and executive vice president of LifeBridge Health. The dedication and compassion of our nurses and our entire Sinai team continue to distinguish Sinai from other hospitals in the region, and beyond.