Saint Francis Hospital Designated as a
Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
What is the Magnet Recognition Program®?
The Magnet Recognition Program was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to recognize health care organizations that provide nursing excellence. Recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice, the Magnet Recognition Program provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care that they can expect to receive.
What does the ANCC look for in Magnet hospitals?
There are 5 Model Components as the primary basis for achieving Magnet recognition, with the14 Forces of Magnetism remaining as the foundation of the program. The 5 Model Components are:
- Transformational leadership
- Structural empowerment
- Exemplary professional practice
- New knowledge, innovation, and improvements
- Empirical quality results
How does Magnet recognition have an impact at hospitals?
Research shows Magnet recognition has a positive impact on:
- Nursing quality care
- Patient results
- Patient safety
- Work environment
- Nurse satisfaction
- Nurse recruitment
- Nurse retention
What does this mean for our patients?
Our patients are receiving care from the top nurses in the nation. Only 5% of hospitals in the U.S. have been designated as Magnet hospitals. This means you have the best of the best nurses right here in your neighborhood.