magnet hospital


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A hospital where nursing delivers excellent patient outcomes, where nurses have a high level of job satisfaction, and where there is a low staff nurse turnover rate and appropriate grievance resolution. Magnet status is also said to indicate nursing involvement in data collection and decision-making in patient care delivery

magnet hospital

Hospital care A hospital that features flat organization structure, unit-based decision making, investment in education; MH nurses have less burnout, Pts have better care, ↓ time in hospital and in ICU

mag·net hos·pi·tal

(mag'nĕt hos-pi'tal)
A facility where nursing care standards are administered as established by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a division of the American Nurses Association. Magnet status is awarded to a health care organization that has demonstrated excellence and provides the best nursing and patient care through its support of international nursing professional standards.

magnet hospital

A hospital officially recognized for its leadership and policies that increase the recruitment and retention of registered professional nurses. The Magnet Recognition Program was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to recognize health care organizations that provide nursing excellence. The program also provides a vehicle for disseminating successful nursing practices and strategies.
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Magnet hospitals have been associated with superior patient outcomes, including lower patient mortality (Aiken, Smith, and Lake 1994; McHugh et al.
There is considerable evidence spanning two decades to show the success of magnet hospitals, in attracting and retaining nursing staff (Kramer 1990; Kramer and Hafner 1989; Kramer and Schmalenberg 1988a; 1988b; McClure et al 1983).
While librarians have long functioned as content providers and as educators in their hospitals, new opportunities are provided in a Magnet hospital for consulting to researchers and becoming collaborative interdisciplinary task force members and assisting in the administrative changes that Magnet hospitals undergo.
2002) aggregated 6,188 individual responses of Ontario acute care RNs, and used this to generate hospital-level measures of magnet hospital characteristics.
The hospitals' practice environments were compared to characteristics of Magnet hospitals (resource and staffing availability, support of professional practice, nursing leadership and support, mutually respectful nurse-physician communication, and abilities of nurse managers).
2003), Magnet Hospital Research Report: Western Australia, Graduate School of Business, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia.
Working in a Magnet hospital is a challenge to achieve and improve achievement, to keep getting better and giving better to our patients, our community, and our colleagues.
The purpose of this descriptive study was to examine whether magnet hospital traits, empowerment, and organizational support contribute to Canadian nephrology nurses' job satisfaction, health outcomes, and perceived quality of patient care.
This is also a major step toward supporting our hospital's attempt to become a Magnet hospital in the future.
Annals said that NZNO also expected Hutt Valley DHB, recently accredited with Magnet hospital status, to take a lead in piloting recommendations of the CoI.
A design embodying a compass (representing the journey and guidance) was selected along with the tagline: We encompass everything positive on our way to becoming a Magnet Hospital.
Smith's leadership as project director, 14 teams of nurses submitted, the documentation required for the Long Island Jewish Medical Center to become the first Magnet Hospital certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in New York State.