ANCC Magnet Recognition®

St. John Medical Center Again Achieves ANCC Magnet Recognition®.

St. John Medical Center has once again joined a prestigious list of healthcare organizations that have been recognized as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which recognizes superior quality in nursing care as evidenced by performance outcomes.  Nurses were notified in June 2015 of redesignation.

ANCC conducts thorough evaluations of hospitals seeking both initial recognition and redesignation, judging proficiency and leadership in the following five key areas that are considered global issues in nursing and healthcare:

1. Visionary leadership transforming the organization to meet changing needs
2. Empowered staff properly prepared to face all challenges
3. Competent, dedicated, and empowered nurses
4. Continued innovation within staff knowledge, clinical practice, and systemic improvements
5. Outcomes measurement systems in place throughout the entire organization

Currently, only 418 of the nearly 6,000 U.S. healthcare organizations have achieved Magnet recognition. An organization that reapplies for Magnet recognition must provide documented evidence of how Magnet concepts, performance, and quality were sustained and improved over the four-year period since the hospital received its initial recognition.

St. John Medical Center is proud to continue to be a Magnet-recognized organization, as this credential signifies our dedication to quality patient care. Magnet-recognized organizations consistently demonstrate
• Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help, and receipt of discharge information;ii
• Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue; iii and
• Lower rates of falls.iv

St. John Medical Center is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest-quality care, and this credential is confirmation of our success in this endeavor.

For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program® and current statistics, visit www.nursecredentialing.org/magnet.

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i American Hospital Association. Fast Facts on US Hospitals. Retrieved from http://www.aha.org/aha/resourcecenter/
Statistics-and-Studies/fast-facts.html
ii Kutney-Lee, A., McHugh, M. D., Sloane, D. M., Cimiotti, J. P., Flynn, L., Neff, D. F., Aiken, L. H. (2009). Nursing: A key to patient satisfaction. Health Affairs 28(4): 669-77.
iii Aiken, L. H., Clarke, S. P., Sloane, D. M., Lake, E. T., Cheney, T. (2008). Effects of hospital care environment on patient mortality and nurse outcomes. Journal of Nursing Administration 38(5): 223-229; Friese, C. R., Lake, E. T.,
Aiken, L. H., Silber, J. H., Sochalski, J. (2008). Hospital nurse practice environments and outcomes for surgical oncology patients. Health Services Research 43(4): 1145-1163.
iv Dunton, N., Gajewski, B., Klaus, S., Pierson, B. (2007). The relationship of nursing workforce characteristics to patient outcomes. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing 12(3): Manuscript 4. Retrieved from www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume122007/No3Sept07/NursingWorkforceCharacteristics.aspx