Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill., has once again attained Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for the hospital’s commitment to high-quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in nursing practices, according to a news release. It is the second time the hospital has achieved Magnet status.
“This is a tremendous honor for our nurses and validates their strong dedication to providing our patients with high-quality care,” Brian Lemon, president, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, said in the release. “The pride our nurses take in their profession is a benefit to every patient that walks through our doors.”
During the Magnet redesignation process, the CDH nursing team provided documented evidence demonstrating how Magnet concepts, performance and quality were sustained and improved over the past four years since the hospital was first designated in 2010. During the redesignation notification call, ANCC cited a number of exemplars which focused on the hospital’s clinical outcome data, including hospital performance related to stroke education and the prevention of patient falls, according to the release.
“We are truly honored to have a nursing staff that continuously raises the bar of nursing excellence each and every day,” Deb O’Donnell, chief nursing executive, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, said in the release. “It’s because of our nurses that we have been able to create a culture of patient-centered care, allowing us to provide the highest standards of care.”