Magnet: Our Nursing Excellence
What is Magnet?
A hospital where nursing delivers excellent patient outcomes, where nurses
have a high level of job satisfaction, and where there is a low staff
nurse turnover rate and appropriate grievance resolution. Magnet status
is also said to indicate nursing involvement in data collection and decision-making
in patient care delivery.
Mission as Magnet.
Mission Hospital recently received Magnet recognition from the American
Nurses Credentialing Center, which is considered the highest national
honor bestowed upon nursing services at a hospital. With this credential,
Mission Hospital joins the Magnet community – a select group of
393 health care organizations out of nearly 6,000 U.S. health care organizations.
"Magnet Recognition is a symbol of the hospital's commitment to
excellence in the delivery of patient care," said Linda Johnson RN,
MSN, NEA-BC, vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer
for Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach. "It took
tremendous teamwork and collaboration amongst all staff to achieve this
Johnson said the hospital is honored to receive Magnet recognition during
the year-long 100th Jubilee celebration of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.
"Our Magnet journey theme has focused on the mission and ministry
of the Sisters, and we believe that our responsibility is to carry on
the work of the Sisters through our commitment to providing excellent
nursing and patient care, with a focus on Dignity, Service, Excellence
and Justice," Johnson said. She shared that the Magnet surveyors
were impressed with the "strong integration of the values at all
levels of the organization."
Mission Hospital is the second St. Joseph Health hospital to achieve Magnet
status with St. Joseph Hospital of Orange previously receiving this honor.
St. Joseph Health is a 14-hospital, non-profit, Catholic health care delivery
system sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry that includes acute
care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services,
skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician organizations
serving California, Texas and New Mexico.
Magnet recognition is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's
(ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which ensures that rigorous standards
for nursing excellence are met. Magnet recognition has become the gold
standard for nursing excellence and is taken into consideration when the
public judges health care organizations. 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.
To achieve Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy
process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff.
The process begins with the submission of an electronic application, followed
by written documentation demonstrating qualitative and quantitative evidence
regarding patient care and outcomes. If scores from the written documentation
fall within a range of excellence, an on-site visit will occur to thoroughly
assess the applicant. After this rigorous on-site review process, the
Commission on Magnet will review the completed appraisal report and vote
to determine whether Magnet recognition will be granted.
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