Saint Peter's University Hospital has been redesignated as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center of the American Nurses Association for 2020-24, making Saint Peter's one of only five hospitals worldwide to receive this designation. for six consecutive terms.
Magnetic recognition is the highest honor for excellence in nursing service that any hospital can receive.
Saint Peter's was the 10th hospital in the country to first receive the Magnet designation in 1998, according to information provided by the hospital. This recent designation was awarded after a three-day virtual survey completed in mid-September.
The Magnetic Recognition Program designates organizations around the world where nursing leaders successfully align their strategic nursing goals to improve organizational outcomes for patients. Magnet status is awarded to hospitals that provide an extraordinary level of patient care, achieve high levels of excellence in nursing, establish an environment that encourages the pursuit of professional development, and an emphasis on teamwork. For nurses, Magnet Recognition means education and development at all stages of the career, leading to greater autonomy at the bedside, according to the statement.
“Saint Peter's nurses are among the best in the nation. To be recognized with this prestigious honor that only five hospitals worldwide can claim is a true honor for our nurses and our nursing leadership, ”said Leslie (Les) D. Hirsch, FACHE, President and CEO of Saint Peter's Healthcare System , in the statement. “Our new designation confirms the clinical excellence that is integral to patient care at Saint Peter's. It is especially significant in these difficult times. The Magnet survey evaluators noted several key areas where the value of our nursing teamwork was exemplary. ”
Magnet recognized organizations are expected to uphold five key principles that support global issues in nursing and healthcare. These include: transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements, and empirical quality results.
"Compassionate care complemented by the highest level of skill is what truly sets us apart from other hospitals," said Linda Carroll, MSN, RN-BC, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Director of Nursing at Saint Peter University Hospital. , in the statement. “While the COVID-19 crisis put us all to the test, I am proud to say that our nursing team has always been comprised of outstanding individuals providing extraordinary care based on an interdisciplinary approach to quality and patient safety. Our philosophy of care is based on the five Cs of nursing: vocation, care, culture, commitment and collaboration, and each of them is reflected in the level of care provided at Saint Peter's every day. "