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Mercy Medical Center honored with Magnet recognition

From left, Isatu Jalloh, Liselle Richins, Rebekah Newton, Jennifer Jasion, Ekua Dadson, nurses from the Inpatient Orthopedic Unit, celebrate the Magnet redesignation. (Photo courtesy of Mercy Medical Center)

From left, Isatu Jalloh, Liselle Richins, Rebekah Newton, Jennifer Jasion, Ekua Dadson, nurses from the Inpatient Orthopedic Unit, celebrate the Magnet redesignation. (Photo courtesy of Mercy Medical Center)

From left, Ann Wilner, Patty Hengel, Melissa Wilson and Jenifer Beaty, nurses from the Inpatient Progress Care Unit, are recognized for achieving Magnet redesignation. (Photo courtesy of Mercy Medical Center)

From left, Ann Wilner, Patty Hengel, Melissa Wilson and Jenifer Beaty, nurses from the Inpatient Progress Care Unit, are recognized for achieving Magnet redesignation. (Photo courtesy of Mercy Medical Center)

Groups of nurses join together to celebrate by cheering as the chair of the Commission for the Magnet Recognition Program officially announces Mercy’s third honor. (Photo courtesy of Mercy Medical Center)

Groups of nurses join together to celebrate by cheering as the chair of the Commission for the Magnet Recognition Program officially announces Mercy’s third honor. (Photo courtesy of Mercy Medical Center)

Kim Schwenk MSN, RN, left, Mercy’s vice president and chief nursing officer and Beth Kilmoyer DNP, RN-BC, Mercy’s magnet program director, sign the Magnet recognition banner. (Photo courtesy of Mercy Medical Center)

Kim Schwenk MSN, RN, right, Mercy’s vice president and chief nursing officer and Beth Kilmoyer DNP, RN-BC, Mercy’s magnet program director, sign the Magnet recognition banner. (Photo courtesy of Mercy Medical Center)

Nurses from across Mercy’s Department of Nursing came together to cheer on the announcement. From left are Stephen Daily, Mary Ann Dipietro, Roshell Cabatingan, Nicole Sommers and Dina Krenzischek. (Photo courtesy of Mercy Medical Center)

Nurses from across Mercy’s Department of Nursing came together to cheer on the announcement. From left are Stephen Daily, Mary Ann Dipietro, Roshell Cabatingan, Nicole Sommers and Dina Krenzischek. (Photo courtesy of Mercy Medical Center)

Groups of nurses from the Perioperative and Perianesthesia departments gather to celebrate Mercy’s Magnet redesignation. Pictured are: Front row, from left, Hillary Stamps, Tracey Penaloza, Rachel Hellman, Lisa Terry and Gwynneth Jarrell; Back row, Kristie O’Neill, Lori Roberson, Rachel Skrbin and Cheryl Geary. (Photo courtesy of Mercy Medical Center)

Groups of nurses from the Perioperative and Perianesthesia departments gather to celebrate Mercy’s Magnet redesignation. Pictured are: Front row, from left, Hillary Stamps, Tracey Penaloza, Rachel Hellman, Lisa Terry and Gwynneth Jarrell; Back row, Kristie O’Neill, Lori Roberson, Rachel Skrbin and Cheryl Geary. (Photo courtesy of Mercy Medical Center)

Mercy Medical Center nurses and executive staff received word June 17 that the 147-year-old Catholic hospital had re-earned the coveted Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Mercy is among the less than 8% of all hospitals in the U.S. to have Magnet-certified programs.

The Magnet program recognizes the top health care organizations in the nation for providing nursing excellence. Mercy first earned the Magnet credential in 2011 when it joined a select group of about 400 of nearly 6,000 U.S. health care organizations, then re-earned the designation in 2016.

The process for achieving Magnet status includes a rigorous evaluation of nursing policies, practices and procedures to ensure they are consistent with national benchmark standards. In addition, the process includes a three-day site visit from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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