Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill., once again has attained Magnet recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Magnet Recognition Program. The voluntary credential recognizes high-quality nursing care and professionalism in nursing practices, according to a news release.
Our nurses are exceptional, Rick Floyd, president, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, said in the release. We view the designation as an important message for healthcare consumers. It says our nursing professionals, in collaboration with physicians and other support staff, are exceeding a very high bar set for quality and safety in this organization.
Magnet recognition has become one of the criteria for ranking hospitals in U.S. News and World Reports annual Americas Best Hospitals list. An organization seeking Magnet recognition must provide documented evidence of sustained performance and quality outcomes.
It is not easy to achieve Magnet status, Jane Denten, MSN, RN, vice president of nursing and CNO, said in the release. To achieve it for the third time feels incredible. It reflects Advocate Lutheran General Hospitals commitment to delivering superior patient care to each and every patient that comes to our door. Nursing care is at the center of all we do.
Magnet recognition has been shown to provide specific benefits to hospitals and communities by improving patient satisfaction as well as nursing satisfaction and retention, according to the release.
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital first earned Magnet designation in 2005. It was redesignated in 2009 and for the third time in 2014.