Nurses are a big part of the equation when it comes to hospital quality. But how can you tell if a hospital offers great nursing care before you’re a patient?
One way is to look for Magnet recognition.
The Magnet Recognition Program® – created and run by an organization called the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which is part of the American Nurses Association Enterprise – identifies health care organizations that meet strict standards for excellence in nursing.
Less than 10% of all registered hospitals in the U.S. have achieved this recognition, which is widely accepted as the gold standard for nursing care. In fact, there are only 552 hospitals in the world that have achieved this prestigious status. Most importantly, research shows that patient outcomes are better in hospitals with Magnet recognition.
In Magnet hospitals, the nurses base care on the latest and best evidence. They collaborate effectively with their professional colleagues in other disciplines to make sure they’re delivering the best care to patients. They also feel empowered to help improve the profession.
“Being designated a Magnet organization is an incredible accomplishment,” shares Stacie Call, Mercy Health’s chief nursing officer for our Youngstown market.
We are so honored that all three of Mercy Health’s Youngstown Hospitals achieved this designation, which follows a rigorous application and evaluation process.
“We are proud to be Magnet and to have been the first magnet-designated hospitals in the state of Ohio,” Stacie adds.
Here are all seven Mercy Health hospitals that have achieved Magnet recognition:
- Mercy Health — St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital
- Mercy Health — St. Joseph Warren Hospital
- Mercy Health — St. Rita’s Medical Center
- Mercy Health — Fairfield Hospital
- Mercy Health — West Hospital
- The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health
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