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Magnet hospital is one that has embarked on an extensive review and
systematic evaluation of its nursing practice by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet hospitals must meet stringent
quantitative and qualitative standards that define the highest quality
of nursing practice and patient care. Becoming a Magnet hospital means
that the organization must meet over 65 standards developed by the ANCC.
The standards must be demonstrated in a very extensive written document
and validated and clarified by a site visit.
The Magnet designation means that the hospital has created an
environment that supports nursing practice and focuses on professional
autonomy, decision making at the bedside, nursing involvement in
determining the nursing work environment, professional education, career
development and nursing leadership. This can only be accomplished with
the support and participation of all the departments and employees in
the hospital that place patient care first and foremost in the mission
of their daily work. We at the Miriam have created this environment with
the patient in mind.
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Quantitative evidence indicates that hospitals that have achieved Magnet
status have improved nurse to patient ratios and patient satisfaction is
higher than in non-magnet hospitals. Health care consumers are becoming
much more educated and discriminating and are seeking objective
benchmarks that will aide them in choosing a health care provider.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) was established in 1991 as a
separately incorporated entity of the American Nurses Association. The
ANCC has provided certification opportunities in more than 30
specialties and advanced practice areas of nursing. It is the only
national system for accreditation and approval of continuing education
The Magnet Recognition Program for Excellence in Nursing is based and
administered by the ANCC. The program was based on research completed by
nurse researchers in the early 1980s who identified the attributes of
organizations that were able to recruit and retain professional nurses.
The Magnet program identifies excellence in the provision of nursing
services, an environment that fosters and rewards quality nursing,
recognizes the management philosophy and practice of nursing services
and the adherence to standards for improving the quality of patient
Some programs that have made The Miriam Hospital a Magnet include: