Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, N.J., was granted Magnet recertification Oct. 21 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Members of the ANCCs Commission on Magnet Recognition voted unanimously to bestow the honor on Holy Name, which first achieved Magnet status in 2009.
The Magnet Recognition Program, a four-year designation, signifies the medical centers continued commitment to maintaining outstanding nursing practice, according to a news release.
This is a demonstration of the dedication of Holy Name Medical Center to the community at large, Sheryl Slonim, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC, executive vice president of patient care services and CNO, said in the release. Magnet is an official designation to confirm what we already knew about the type of care we give to our patients every day.
Fewer than 400 hospitals across the country, including 24 in New Jersey, have received Magnet recognition.
Appraisers from the ANCC met with 352 Holy Name nurses and 18 community members during the review process. As a result of the evaluation, Holy Name was given two exemplars in practice for patient safety and nurse satisfaction.
This designation is symbolic of the excellent care we provide here at Holy Name, Michael Maron, president and CEO, said in the release. It goes to the core of what we do and the manner in which we deliver services.
The Magnet program has identified five major categories of excellence that serve as its foundation: transformational leadership; structural empowerment; exemplary professional practice; new knowledge, innovation and improvement; and empirical quality results.