The American Nurses Credentialing Center has for the third time presented Tampa General Hospital with Magnet certification for excellence in nursing.
ANCC notified Tampa General in September it had approved the hospitals redesignation as a
The designation recognizes hospitals that demonstrate excellence in nursing philosophy and practices; adherence to national standards for improving patient care; leadership; and sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity.
Magnet status lasts for four years. Tampa General, which first earned Magnet distinction in 2005, submitted a lengthy application for its third designation that included a four-day site visit by an ANCC survey team. The team reviewed thousands of pages of documentation and conducted personal interviews with staff and patients.
Magnet designation demonstrates Tampa Generals commitment to excellent patient care, exemplary nursing practice and a collaborative work environment, Janet Davis, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CPHQ, senior vice president and CNO said in the release.