For the second time, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has received the prestigious Magnet®️ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet®️ is the gold standard for nursing and represents the highest international recognition awarded by the ANCC.
The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing philosophy and practice, adherence to national standards for improving patient care, leadership, and sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity. Hospitals undergo a rigorous evaluation that includes extensive interviews and review of nursing services, clinical outcomes and patient care. The designation serves as a benchmark for patients to measure the quality of nursing care they can expect to receive at a hospital.
St. Jude was first designated as a Magnet® organization in 2015. Magnet® hospitals must provide an annual status report on their progress and must undergo re-evaluation every four years to retain the designation.
The benefits of being a Magnet®-recognized organization are numerous. National studies have found that hospitals with Magnet® status have lower patient mortality, fewer medical complications and better patient care outcomes.
ANCC, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, is a certification body for nursing board certification and the largest certification body for advanced practice registered nurses in the U.S. ANCC's nursing board certification program is one of the oldest in the nation.