Magnet® recognition

Taking Nursing to a New Level: The Top 6 Percent Nationwide

When you hear the term “quality care,” what does that really mean? If you’re not a doctor or a nurse, will you know it when you see it?

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has taken the guesswork out of finding great medical care. The Magnet Recognition Program® is a rigorous vetting process that takes a demonstrated track record of excellent outcomes to prove quality care really is delivered in a health care setting.

Magnet designation recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.

And Magnet status cannot be achieved without the support and dedication to the highest care standards by other health care professionals throughout the organization, in such areas as the laboratory, imaging center, pharmacy and more.

This coveted honor was achieved at Salem Hospital with seven years of dedicated focus by clinical and professional staff—nearly 4,000 employees—in partnership with community physicians and volunteers. Together, they developed and implemented patient care standards that meet Magnet criteria across all touchpoints of care in the hospital.

Consumers rely on Magnet designation as the ultimate credential for high quality nursing. Only 6 percent of hospitals nationwide can claim the impressive Magnet® status honor. At Salem Health, Magnet is a state of mind and a core value for all our nurses and patient care staff.

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