New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai announced Oct. 29 it has received Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing for the second consecutive time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Since its beginnings in 1820, nurses have been a vital part of the NYEEs commitment to providing quality specialty care, Sonja Tennaro, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, NYEEs senior vice president, clinical operations and CNO, said in a news release. With this second designation as a Magnet-recognized organization, the credential demonstrates the nursing staffs commitment to excellence in nursing satisfaction, patient satisfaction and clinical performance.
NYEE was initially designated a Magnet hospital in 2009. Hospitals must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality.
Earning Magnet redesignation is a tremendous achievement for NYEE and an incredible source of pride for our nurses, James C. Tsai, MD, MBA, president of NYEE, said in the release. It is an honor that reaffirms the hard work and dedication of our entire staff and reinforces the core values of our institution and the Mount Sinai Health System as a whole.
Earlier this year, Mount Sinai Hospital, Manhattan, was honored with Magnet recognition for the third time, with Mount Sinai Queens included in the designation.
An organization seeking to reapply for Magnet recognition must provide documented evidence of how Magnet concepts, performance and quality were sustained and improved over the four-year period since the hospital received its initial recognition.
Research shows that Magnet facilities consistently outperform others in recruiting and retaining quality nurses, according to the release, along with having lower 30-day mortality rates and improved patient satisfaction scores with nurse communication.