Distinguished for Innovation and Leadership in Nursing
The Magnet Recognition Program honors health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation in professional nursing practice. Magnet recognition is the highest possible organizational credential granted by the ANCC, the largest nursing credentialing organization in the United States. To earn Magnet status, hospitals must excel in several areas, including standards and practices, patient care and innovations in nursing leadership and management.
"Magnet truly is the gold standard of nursing excellence," said Leah Blackwell, vice president and chief nursing officer for Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. "It not only signifies a commitment to providing exceptional care for our community, it is also a testament to workplace satisfaction, where our nurses feel they can flourish as a professional and be recognized for going above and beyond for patients."
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.