One of Only 13 Hospitals in Michigan to Currently be Recognized as Magnet
In a unanimous decision by the Magnet Recognition Program® Commission of the American Nursing Credentialing Center, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has earned re-designation as a Magnet hospital, receiving notification on June 25, 2018. The organization first earned its Magnet designation in May 2013.
Nearly 100 nurses and hospital leaders gathered to listen to the findings from a representative of the Magnet Recognition Program Commission. During a call with Brian Selig, DNP, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, Magnet Recognition Program® Commission Executive Committee Member, the hospital was showered with praise, citing six exemplar areas in which the hospital exhibited that demonstrated excellence beyond Magnet standards and the positive presence and visibility of nursing leadership.
“While we are one of only 13 hospitals in the state to currently achieve Magnet designation, I am equally impressed with the ‘little’ things that each of our colleagues does on a daily basis to advance the mission and profession of nursing,” said Bill Manns, President, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in a congratulatory email to all of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s staff on Monday, June 25.
Magnet designation is not an award, rather it recognizes nursing excellence. According to American Nurse Today, “It is the highest and most prestigious distinction a health care organization can receive for its nursing excellence and high-quality patient care. With only 8% of U.S. hospitals earning the Magnet designation, it’s clearly the gold standard.”
Magnet recognition is valid for four years.