Saint Francis Hospital Earns National Recognition for Nursing Excellence

Jun 24, 2010, 11:20 ET from Resurrection Health Care

Ranks in the top 6 percent of hospitals nationwide

EVANSTON, Ill., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saint Francis Hospital has achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credential Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. The unanimous decision was based on Saint Francis Hospital's adherence to strict guidelines and criteria for nursing professionalism, quality patient care and teamwork. Only 6 percent of hospitals across the United States currently have the Magnet designation.

"This is an honor that our whole team worked together to accomplish," says Angelique Richard, R.N., PhD, vice president, Patient Care Services. "We have an extremely talented group of nurses and health care professionals who unceasingly deliver quality, patient-centered care. Magnet designation is the culmination of hard work and collaboration driven by our desire to meet and exceed our patients' expectations."

Research shows there are clear benefits to hospitals that are awarded Magnet status and to the communities they serve:

  • Healthcare consumers have more confidence in the overall quality of a hospital if it has achieved the level of excellence established by the Magnet Recognition Program.
  • Magnet designated facilities consistently outperform other facilities in recruiting and retaining nurses resulting in increased stability in patient care and patient satisfaction.
  • Because quality nursing is one of the most important factors in enlisting high caliber physicians and specialists, Magnet status becomes an attractive force that extends to the entire facility.

ANCC is the largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States.

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SOURCE Resurrection Health Care