ATLANTA (November 19, 2018) – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston Hospital has achieved Magnet recognition for its dedication to nursing excellence. Conferred by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the world’s largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization. This honor is the highest international distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing care.
The Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes healthcare organizations worldwide that demonstrate superior nursing standards in the delivery of quality patient care, leading to the highest levels of safety, quality and patient satisfaction. Reaching Magnet status signifies Children’s demonstration of excellence and outperformance in each of these areas.
“We are thrilled to close out our three-year journey to Magnet Recognition for Egleston,” said Linda Cole, Chief Nursing and Hospital Operations Officer at Children's. “This is a testament to our wonderful team of nurses and care delivery partners who deliver compassionate and extraordinary care to our patients and families every single day. We’ve achieved an outstanding accomplishment together, and I couldn’t be more proud of our Children’s family.”
To achieve Magnet recognition, Egleston Hospital was required to demonstrate an exceptional practice environment for nurses and meet high standards for patient experience. This lengthy process included an electronic application, written patient care documentation, an onsite visit in September 2018 and an official review by the Commission on Magnet Recognition.
“We pursued this recognition because we already know that our Children’s nurses provide some of the highest quality and patient care standards in the country,” said Mary Beth Bova, Senior Vice President of Operations at Egleston Hospital. “This process gave us the opportunity to make it official, as we illustrated our dynamic and innovative focus on excellence through our superior quality outcomes.”
Linda and Mary Beth received the official designation results call from the ANCC Magnet Commissioner today, Monday, Nov. 19, joined by Lorisa Williams, Vice President of Nursing at Children's, and Kristen Cranmer, Nursing Practice and Magnet Director at Children's. Egleston Hospital nurses were gathered in the room to hear the call, and additional staff across the System tuned into a livestream video on the Children’s Facebook page to participate remotely in the celebration.
Children’s Scottish Rite Hospital will complete a three-day Magnet site visit later this month with official review by the Commission on Magnet Recognition to follow by early 2019. Children’s Hughes Spalding Hospital will also complete appraisal for designation by the ANCC Pathway to Excellence Program in 2019.