Children’s Hospital joins elite group of three-time Magnet Recognition Program® hospitals
May 16, 2014 College News - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has earned the highly coveted Magnet Recognition Program® status for the third consecutive time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Magnet designation is granted every four years to only those organizations that demonstrate sustained superiority in nursing care.
Children’s now joins the ranks of an elite group of three-time Magnet-recognized hospitals. Less than 1 percent of all hospitals with Magnet status have earned the designation for three consecutive four-year periods. Only about 7 percent of the hospitals in the nation have achieved Magnet recognition, with just 3 percent successfully earning re-designation.
“Retaining Magnet status for another four years is a testament to the hard work our talented and dedicated nurses put forth to deliver the best and safest care to our patients,” said Peggy Troy, MSN, RN, CEO, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. “What makes this third Magnet designation especially exciting is that it validates the excellence of not one, but three Children’s sites – our hospitals in Milwaukee and Neenah, and our Surgicenter.”
This voluntary credentialing program puts applicants through a rigorous and lengthy process that focuses on the attainment of excellent patient outcomes that are directly influenced by the exceptional care provided by professional nurses. Magnet status is the highest level of formal recognition for nursing excellence and is considered the gold standard for hospitals. Children’s first achieved Magnet designation in 2004 and is presently one of only nine Magnet-designated hospitals in the state.
Research shows that patients cared for at Magnet hospitals have optimal outcomes and an exceptional experience. Magnet facilities also tend to have more stable workforces as they attract and retain the best nurses, physicians and staff. To receive Magnet status for an additional four years is confirmation of the hospital’s commitment to delivering the best and safest care.