Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill., has received Magnet redesignation for its hospital and outpatient clinics. Loyola is among 5% of healthcare organizations with the elite redesignation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, an affiliate of the American Nurses Association, according to a news release.
Magnet recognition is awarded to healthcare organizations that meet ANCC standards for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Magnet redesignation is a difficult goal to achieve and a testament to the quality care our nurses provide to our patients every day, Karen J. Anderson, MSN, MBA, RN, chief nurse executive and vice president of patient-care services, said in the release. Loyola is honored to accept this redesignation and grateful for our nurses who represent the best in the profession.
LUHS was notified of the news by the ANNC through a conference call on Oct. 24, after an application process that spanned more than two years. More than 100 nurses and staff gathered to celebrate the news.
There are 401 Magnet facilities in the U.S. out of an estimated 6,200 hospitals. Illinois has the largest number of Magnet hospitals with 36, according to the release.
Our road to Magnet was a true team effort involving extensive preparation, Rose Lach, PhD, RN, administrative director and Magnet program director, LUHS, said in the release. Nurses from all areas of the health system rolled up their sleeves to showcase Loyolas quality nursing program and bring this award to our organization.
Loyola first became Magnet recognized in 2009. The organization will next seek redesignation for Magnet in 2018.