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Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Achieves Magnet Recognition®

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) has achieved Magnet Recognition® from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)! This honor from the ANCC distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence and serves as a reflection of PSMEMC’s nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

With this credential, PSMEMC joins the global community of Magnet-Recognized organizations. In Illinois, only 43 hospitals have achieved Magnet Recognition. Currently, only 477 of the nearly 6,000 U.S. healthcare organizations have achieved Magnet Recognition.

“Magnet Recognition is a tremendous honor and reflects our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to our community,” said Martin Judd, President and CEO, PSMEMC. “Achieving Magnet Recognition reinforces the culture of excellence that is a cornerstone of how we serve our community. It’s also tangible evidence of our nurses’ commitment to providing the very best care to our patients, of which we are extremely proud.”

To achieve Magnet Recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. This process includes an electronic application, written patient-care documentation, an on-site visit and a review by the Commission on Magnet Recognition.

Research demonstrates that Magnet Recognition provides specific benefits to healthcare organizations and their communities, including:

  • 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 rates
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses
  • Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their positions

Magnet Recognition is the gold standard for nursing excellence. 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.

The Magnet Model provides a framework for nursing practice, research and measurement of outcomes. The foundation of this model comprises 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.

Congratulations to PSMEMC on this outstanding achievement!

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