Hoag Receives Highest Nursing Credential with Prestigious Magnet Recognition

By Greater Irvine Chamber

Categories: Featured News
March 2, 2020

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has again attained Magnet recognition for its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. As part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program, this voluntary credentialing program is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice.

“Magnet recognition is a tremendous honor and is an incredible source of pride for our nurses,” said Robert T. Braithwaite, president and CEO, Hoag. “To earn this prestigious designation for an additional four years underscores the foundation of excellence and values that drives our entire staff to deliver the highest quality of care to this community.”

Magnet has become the gold standard for nursing excellence. In fact, U.S. News & World Report’s annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals” includes Magnet recognition in its ranking criteria for quality of inpatient care.

Hoag first received Magnet in 2005. Receiving this respected recognition for the fourth time is a great achievement for Hoag as it continues to proudly belong to the global community of Magnet organizations, a select group of 509 health care organizations out of nearly 6,300 U.S. health care organizations, and one of only 38 in California. Out of the 509 Magnet facilities, only 3% of hospitals receive a fourth redesignation.

Magnet recognition has been shown to provide specific benefits to hospitals 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

To achieve initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. Health care organizations must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on documented evidence of how Magnet concepts, performance, and quality were sustained and improved over the period of time since the hospital received its most recent recognition.

“Earning the Magnet recognition has 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 facility, and it’s why we continue to serve as a Magnet hospital today,” said Rick Martin, Ed.D, MSN, RN, senior vice president and chief nursing officer, Hoag.

For more information, visit www.nursecredentialing.org/magnet.

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