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MVH Nursing Earns Magnet Status Re-designation

Dayton, OH, December 19, 2013 – Miami Valley Hospital has once again earned Magnet Status for nursing excellence. The award was announced this week by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.

This marks Miami Valley’s third, four-year term with Magnet distinction, an honor first awarded to the hospital by the ANCC in 2004.

A Magnet certification recognizes that the nursing staff of the hospital meets high standards of patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice.  The program is based on quality indicators and standards of nursing practice. Additionally, hospitals applying for this recognition must provide an environment that empowers nurses, values their contributions and supports nursing leadership.

"I am so proud of the healthcare team at Miami Valley Hospital. Our dedicated nurses, physicians, caregivers and hospital staff collaborate every day to provide the highest level of quality, service and experience to our customers,” says Dr. Sylvain Trepanier, System Vice-President & Chief Nursing Officer.

"Upholding the highest standards of nursing has always been our proud tradition at Miami Valley. Every day, our patients share with us how our nurses make a difference in their lives, and it is this consistent delivery of high quality care that says to our patients: no matter where you are within our hospital you are being cared for by the very best."

According to the ANCC, Magnet hospitals consistently deliver better patient outcomes than non-Magnet hospitals.  Magnet hospitals also report higher nurse retention, recruitment, and job satisfaction rates.

Miami Valley Hospital was the first hospital in the Dayton area to receive magnet status.

By the Numbers

  • MVH is the 4th longest sustaining Magnet Hospital in Ohio
  • MVH is one of only 391 Magnet facilities in the entire world
  • MVH is one of 26 hospitals in Ohio with Magnet status
  • 64 hospitals have achieved a second Magnet  re-designation and MVH is  one of those 64
  • MVH received ANCC National Recognition in the form of two exemplars for the following:
  • Minority Nursing Fellowship Program
  • Nursing Research Program

The hospital is served by 5,800 employees and 1,100 physicians in 50 primary and specialty medical practice areas. It holds Magnet Status in nursing and is a 2012 recipient of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, placing it among the top five percent of the hospitals in the U.S.

Miami Valley Hospital is a member of Premier Health, which also encompasses Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville, Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Atrium Medical Center in Warren County and Upper Valley Medical Center in Miami County.

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