UH Case Medical Center Receives Highest Nursing Credential with Prestigious Magnet® Recognition...Again

Recognition reinforces commitment to providing nursing excellence

University Hospitals Case Medical Center has again attained Magnet® recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing. This credential is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice.

“With this re-designation, UH Case Medical Center retains its place among the best of the best, as part of the Magnet community – a select group of 422 out of nearly 6,000 U.S. health care organizations,” said Jane E. Dus DNP, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, University Hospitals Case Medical Center. “I join my colleagues in celebrating ANCC’s ongoing recognition of our entire nursing team for the excellent care provided to our patients across the continuum from the bedside to our ambulatory centers. As one of the original Magnet hospitals, UH Case Medical Center is proud to reaffirm its long tradition of nursing professionalism.”

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 initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. This model is designed to provide a framework for nursing practice, research and measurement of outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC can assess applicants across a number of components and dimensions to gauge an organization’s nursing excellence. The foundation of this model is composed of various elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care. These include the quality of nursing leadership and coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care. More about the thorough process is available on the AANC website.

“Being acknowledged once again by the ANCC reinforces our commitment to cultivating the best nursing team at all levels across the organization,” continued Dus. “I applaud all of the nurses at UH Case Medical Center. They truly make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families every day.”

Magnet recognition has been shown to provide specific benefits to hospitals and their communities, such as:

  • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help and receipt of discharge information
  • Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses
  • Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave position

UH Case Medical Center was initially designated a Magnet hospital in 2006. Hospitals must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality.

Learn more about Magnet-recognized organizations.

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