Recognition for the third time reinforces a commitment to nursing excellence.
Good Samaritan attained Magnet recognition again, a testament to its continued
dedication to high-quality nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing
Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care
organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This
credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice.
Receiving Magnet recognition for the third time is a great achievement
for Good Samaritan, as it continues to proudly belong to the global community
of Magnet-recognized organizations. Just 477 U.S. health care organizations
out of more than 6,300 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition.
“Magnet recognition is a tremendous honor and reflects our commitment
to delivering the highest quality of care to this community,” said
Karen Haak, Chief Nursing Officer. “To earn Magnet recognition once
was a great accomplishment and an incredible source of pride for our nurses.
Our repeated achievement of this credential underscores the foundation
of excellence and values that drive our entire staff to strive harder
each day to meet the health care needs of the people we serve.”
Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides specific benefits
to health care organizations and their communities, such as:
- Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help
and receipt of discharge information.
- Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue rates.
- Higher job satisfaction among nurses.
- Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their positions.
Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing excellence and is a
factor when the public judges health care organizations. U.S. News &
World Report’s annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals”
includes Magnet recognition in its ranking criteria for quality inpatient care.
The Magnet Model provides a framework for nursing practice, research and
measurement of outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC evaluates applicants
across a number of components and dimensions to gauge an organization’s
The foundation of this model comprises various elements deemed essential
to delivering superior patient care. These include the quality of nursing
leadership and coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well
as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.
To achieve initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous
and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership
and staff. This process includes an electronic application, written patient
care documentation, an on-site visit, and a review by the Commission on
Health care organizations must reapply for Magnet recognition every four
years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements
in patient care and quality. An organization reapplying for Magnet recognition
must provide documented evidence to demonstrate how staff members sustained
and improved Magnet concepts, performance and quality over the four-year
period since the organization received its most recent designation.
“We’re a better organization today because of the Magnet recognition
we first achieved 10 years ago,” said Rob McLin, President and CEO.
“Magnet recognition raised the bar for patient care and inspired
every member of our team to achieve excellence every day. It is this commitment
to providing our community with high-quality care that helped us become
a Magnet-recognized organization, and it’s why we continue to pursue
and maintain Magnet recognition.”