Good Samaritan Hospital is a Recognized Magnet Hospital
Progression of improved nursing practices over the years has paid off, Good Samaritan Hospital has achieved Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing services. It’s one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can achieve. Magnet is presented by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program®. Only 6.71% of hospitals in the United States have received this recognition.
Good Samaritan Hospital was officially awarded the status on Thursday, December 11, 2008. After reviewing the over 3-thousand page application submitted by Good Samaritan Hospital and the report written by ANCC appraisers who visited the hospital in October 2008, the ANCC board unanimously approved Good Samaritan Hospital’s Magnet recognition.
Magnet Status is the highest level of recognition ANCC accords organized nursing services in health care communities. This recognition indicates excellence in nursing services, development of a professional nursing environment, and growth and development of the nursing staff.
ANCC is the largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States. Good Samaritan Hospital Magnet status is valid for four years.
The ANCC found Good Samaritan Hospital to be Exemplary in the following areas:
• Chief Nursing Officer’s Position and Influence
• Chief Nursing Officer’s Leadership Style
• Workplace Advocacy Policies and a Safe Work Environment
• Nursing, Finance, Human Resources Collaboration
• Patient Assignments
• Career Development
• Performance Appraisal Process
• High Quality Patient Care
• Allocation of Resources
• Policies and Procedures for Confidentiality
• Workplace Advocacy
• Direct Care Nurses’ Use of Professional Standards
• Opportunities of Independent, Intra-dependent and Independent Nursing Practice
• Partnerships and Programs to Meet the Healthcare Needs of the Population
• Outcomes from Community Collaborations
• Community Perception of Nursing and Nursing Services
• Nursing Membership on Committees
• Interdisciplinary Involvement in Quality Improvement
• Direct Care Nurses Participating in Continuing Educational Programs
• Nurse Administrators Ensure Direct Care Nurses Achieve Clinical Competencies
To read the press release announcing Good Samaritan Hospital Magnet Recognition click here.
To read the Magnet Application Document click here