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magnet hospitalHospital 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.
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.
See also: hospital