The Johns Hopkins Hospital has once again achieved Magnet® designation in recognition of its nursing excellence. The designation comes from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Only about 7 percent of the nation's hospitals have met the criteria to earn this prestigious designation for providing the highest quality patient care, teamwork, professionalism and innovation in nursing practice.
"Receiving our third Magnet Recognition is a special tribute to the commitment of our nurses and the entire health care team to deliver excellent patient care and sustain an environment that values professionalism and collaboration," says Karen Haller, Ph.D., R.N., vice president for Nursing and Patient Care Services. "It takes an extraordinary amount of effort by team members at all levels to reach and maintain Magnet designation."
According to the ANCC, the Magnet Recognition Program® promotes quality in a setting that supports professional practice, identifies excellence in the delivery of nursing services to patients and disseminates best practices in nursing services. Magnet designation serves as an important benchmark for many patients seeking the highest quality of care.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital first achieved Magnet Recognition in 2003, then again in 2008. The designation is granted for four years.