Joins elite national group of Magnet hospitals
Greenwich Hospital has received the prestigious Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), placing it among the approximately seven percent of the more than 5,600 hospitals nationwide – and one of only six in Connecticut – to achieve this distinguished honor.
Magnet designation is the highest honor of nursing excellence that any hospital can achieve. Greenwich’s Magnet designation is the culmination of several years of preparation and commitment to evidence-based nursing practices and patient care through quality improvements as well as interdisciplinary collaboration.
“This recognition places Greenwich Hospital at a national level for the excellent patient care and clinical outcomes we witness every day,” said Susan Brown, RN, MSN, executive vice president of Operations and Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at Greenwich Hospital. “Our motto of ‘Exceptional Nurses, Exceptional Care’ accurately reflects the level of expertise and dedication of our nursing staff throughout every corner of the organization. This achievement is a testament to our culture of excellence.”
Healthcare organizations receiving Magnet credentials demonstrate quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional practice. To achieve Magnet status, Greenwich Hospital submitted a comprehensive Magnet manuscript in February that included scores of documented examples of nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes at Greenwich Hospital. In June, four Magnet appraisers spent three days at the hospital assessing patient care and outcomes. Magnet hospitals must undergo re-evaluation every four years to retain the designation.
According to ANCC, healthcare organizations that achieve Magnet are better equipped to attract and retain talent; improve patient care, safety and satisfaction; foster a collaborative culture; and advance nursing standards and practice.