Premier Nursing News     March 2019

Magnet-Logo_336x336By Annette Drake, MS, RN, CRRN, CBIS; Annie Neff, BSN, RN; Kelly Sodders, BSN, RN, NE-BC; and Angela Wale, MSN, RN, CENP 

The Commission on Magnet Recognition announced their vote in favor of Premier Health’s Magnet system status via conference call on Thursday, January 17, 2019. All Premier Health hospitals have earned Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. Magnet status is recognized as professional nursing’s highest honor.

The Magnet Recognition Program® evaluates hospitals based on: 

  • Empowerment and autonomy of nurses
  • Collaborative work environments
  • Nurse and patient satisfaction
  • Nurse education and research
  • Patient outcomes that exceed national benchmarks

Premier Health is now nationally recognized for providing the highest standard for excellence in patient care – only 8 percent of U.S. hospitals hold the esteemed four-year designation, and only 20 other U.S. health care systems have achieved the honor as a system. Premier Health hospitals are the only Dayton-area adult hospitals recognized as Magnet hospitals.

As part of Premier Health’s first-ever system Magnet designation, Miami Valley Hospital has achieved its fourth Magnet designation since 2004. With its latest designation, the hospital joins an elite group of only 58 U.S. health care organizations – fewer than 1 percent of hospitals in the nation – to have earned four Magnet designations and is the fifth-longest sustaining Magnet-designated hospital in Ohio. Atrium Medical Center and Upper Valley Medical Center join 30 other hospitals in Ohio with Magnet status and currently only 490 Magnet-designated facilities in the world.

In celebration, nursing leadership rounded on nursing units/departments across the system, bringing with them balloons, cookies, fruit, and selfie photo frames to capture the spirit of our nursing excellence. Magnet designation banners are currently on display to share with our colleagues, patients and families, and the community. Premier Health will be formally recognized at the International ANCC Magnet Conference in October in Orlando, Florida, along with other hospitals that earned designation or re-designation over the past year.

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