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).
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).
Superior outcomes for Magnet Hospitals: The evidence base.
(2003), Magnet Hospital Research Report: Western Australia, Graduate School of Business, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the largest nonprofit hospital in the Western United States, has been recognized for nursing excellence with the 2000 Magnet Hospital Recognition Award.
The hospital is the only one on Long Island to earn an "A" for patient safety, be named a Top Performer by the Joint Commission, win top honors for cancer care and be designated a Magnet hospital for superior nursing care.
Students are involved in many nurse scientist role activities, including evaluation of curricula and teaching, preparation for accreditation, co-authorship of manuscripts, grant writing, research project meetings, professional service activities, and Magnet hospital activities.
John became a Magnet hospital. We got the award because they saw where we had been and where we have made improvements, and are still improving.
Database searches for studies on Magnet program outcomes can use the keywords "Magnet hospital" or the CINAHL heading "Magnet Hospital," as well as search terms for the specific nursing practices, interventions, and outcomes evaluated in the studies.