The nurses at Presence Saint Francis Hospital are nationally recognized for their excellence in providing quality care. We are a designated "Magnet" hospital by the Commission on Magnet Recognition of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet designation is the gold standard by which nursing and patient care is measured, and is the highest honor and level of recognition ANCC awards for excellence in nursing services.
We received our first Magnet designation in 2010, and were redesignated a second time in 2016. This proves that our nurses are passionate about nursing and are committed to excellence - this is evident in the care that our nurses provide our patients each and every day.
Our nurses have a voice in their professional practice, through unit-based and hospital based councils. They have been instrumental in the implementation of multidisciplinary initiatives. They serve as mentors to the many nursing students that rotate through our ministry. In addition, our nurses volunteer their time and expertise within the communtiy, including participation in community health fairs, safety fairs and community-based programs. These efforts are combined with partnerships with community organizations such as the Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network and local high schools.
Presence Saint Francis Hospital nurses actively participate in academic conferences and in creating evidence-based research. Most recently, our nurses presented at the Annual Nursing Research Day emphasizing the necessity for research and education in the nursing field. In addition, our nurses have presented at the Annual Advocate Nursing Research Symposium on topics including clinical utility and emerging technologies.
As part of our commitment to excellence, many of our nurse hold certifications in specialty areas and many continue to achieve advanced nursing degrees.