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CentraState Medical Center achieves national Magnet recognition

CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, N.J., has achieved Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for the third time.
The honor, according to a March 16 news release, serves as a reflection of nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. Magnet recognition ensures rigorous stan-dards for nursing excellence are met. CentraState is among 7% of U.S. hospitals that are Magnet designated, according to the release.
“Magnet recognition provides our community with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of patient care,” Linda Geisler, MNEd, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, vice president of patient care services, said in the release. “Achieving Magnet recognition again reinforces the culture of excellence that is a cornerstone of how we serve our community. It’s also the tangible evidence of our nurses’ commitment to providing the very best care to our patients, of which we are extremely proud.”
CentraState originally received the honor in 2005 and was reaccredited in 2010 by ANCC.
“It is a tremendous honor to have received reaccreditation for the second time,” Geisler said in the release. “This demonstrates the quality of nursing care at CentraState Medical Center spanning 10 years.”
To achieve Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous process that requires widespread participation from leadership and staff, according to the release. The process begins with the submission of an electronic application, followed by written documentation demonstrating qualitative and quantitative evidence regarding patient care and outcomes. If scores from the written documentation fall within a range of excellence, an on-site visit occurs to thoroughly assess the applicant. After the on-site review, the ANCC’s Commission on Magnet will review the completed appraisal report and vote to determine whether Magnet recognition will be granted.
ANCC’s Magnet model is designed to provide a framework for nursing practice, research and measurement of outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC can assess applicants across a number of components and dimensions to gauge an organization’s nursing excellence, according to the release.

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