Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland, and Health Center Bridgeton attained American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition. Announced on November 29, 2023, the program is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice and distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. Less than 10% of all U.S. hospitals have earned the Magnet distinction.
“Our nurses bring leadership and expert clinical knowledge to create a dynamic, shared decision-making environment to meet the needs of the communities we serve,” said Lydia Stockman, senior vice president and chief administrative officer of Inspira Medical Centers. “Our repeated achievement of the Magnet credential is a tremendous honor and underscores our continued commitment to placing positive patient interactions and outcomes at the center of the work we do every day.”
The Bridgeton, Elmer and Vineland campuses have maintained Magnet designation since 2008.
The Magnet Model is the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides a framework for nursing practice, research, and excellence in patient outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC evaluates applicants across a number of components, including the quality of nursing leadership, coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.
“We appreciate and value the contributions of our nursing team and strive to create an environment for the best and the brightest nurses in the field,” said Tia Sheck, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNML, NPD-BC, Magnet Program Director.
To achieve initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process and then must reapply every four years to ensure continued adherence to concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality. Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to health care organizations and their communities, such as:
Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help and receipt of discharge information.
Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue rates.
Higher job satisfaction among nurses.
Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their positions.
Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland and Health Center Bridgeton is one of only fifty-six organizations to have earned Magnet recognition four consecutive times. “Remaining a Magnet-recognized organization underlines our dedication to utilizing the latest evidence-based practices in the care we deliver and maintaining a constant focus on patient safety,” said Kimberly Talley, MSN RN APRN CNML-BC LSSGB FABC, Vice President of Patient Care Services.
For more information on Inspira Health’s nursing practices, visit: careers.inspirahealthnetwork.org/creative/nursing.