Miami Children’s Hospital earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center annual Magnet Honors Award for its Humpty Dumpty Falls Prevention Program. The goal of the program is to improve the quality of care and reduce the risk of injuries in pediatric patients across the globe, according to a news release.
The program was developed by MCH clinicians to identify patients at risk and prevent falls in the
The award is presented to a Magnet hospital that embodies excellence in patient care by creating and managing a transformational program that makes a difference for patients and nurses. We are honored to be recognized by the ANCC for the Humpty Dumpty Falls Prevention Program, Jackie Gonzalez, DNP, MBA, ARNP, NEA-BC, MCH senior vice president and CNO, said in the release. This initiative is a tangible expression of our nursing teams commitment to leadership in safety and excellence in patient care.
MCH was the first pediatric hospital in Florida and the fifth pediatric hospital in the nation to receive the ANCCs Magnet designation, according to the release. MCH has received Magnet designation status for three consecutive terms, which is the highest and most regarded honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. The award was presented at the ANCC conference in Dallas.
Read a Q&A with facility nurses about the program
To read a Q&A with Miami Children’s nurses about the Humpty Dumpty program, visit: http://news.nurse.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014141204009#.VIHgNTHF8QM.