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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