Marion General Hospital Achieves Magnet Recognition Again

Recognition for the third time reinforces a commitment to nursing excellence.

Marion Health has attained Magnet recognition again, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. The American Nurses Credential Center's Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice.

Receiving Magnet recognition for the third time is a great achievement for Marion Health, as it continues to proudly belong to the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Just 469 U.S. health care organizations out of over 6,300 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition; MGH joins only 23 other hospitals in Indiana.

“Magnet recognition is a tremendous honor and reflects our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to this community,” says Stephanie Hilton-Siebert, president and CEO. “To continue to earn Magnet recognition is a great accomplishment and an incredible source of pride for our nurses. Our repeat achievement of this recognition underscores the foundation of our excellence and values that drive our entire staff to strive harder each day to meet the health care needs of the people we serve.”

Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to health care organizations and their communities, such as:

  • 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 specialist, Magnet status becomes an attractive force that extends to the entire facility.

Health care organizations must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality. An organization reapplying for Magnet recognition must provide documented evidence to demonstrate how staff members sustained and improved Magnet concepts, performance and quality over the four-year period since the organization received its most recent recognition.

“It takes a total commitment from everyone within an organization to become Magnet,” said Cindy Futrell, Chief Nursing Officer. “By being recognized as a Magnet hospital and following industry leading healthcare standards and accountability, Marion Health will continue to provide extraordinary care to the entire region.”

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