Emory University Hospital achieves Magnet recognition for a second time
Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Sept. 26, 2018
Emory University Hospital (including Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods) has received Magnet recognition for a second time, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes
Emory University Hospital received its first Magnet recognition in 2014. Receiving Magnet recognition for
Georgia has only seven Magnet-recognized hospitals, three of which are Emory Healthcare hospitals: Emory University Hospital, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital
“It is wonderful to celebrate with all of our nurses who are such an integral part of this Magnet journey,” says Nancye Feistritzer, DPN, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Emory University Hospital. “The impact of our terrific nursing and inter-professional practice was clearly validated during the Magnet site visit in August. I want to thank each and every nurse for your excellence in care, while readily acknowledging the ongoing opportunities to strengthen and grow as a Magnet organization,” says Feistritzer.
Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to
- Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help and receipt of discharge information.
- Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue rates.
- Higher job satisfaction among nurses.
- Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their positions.
Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing excellence and is a factor when the public
Left to Right– Chad Ritenour, Nancye Feistritzer, Sharon Pappas,
Polly Willis and Bryce Gartland celebrate Magnet recognition for
a second time with an excited team of nurses at Emory University
Hospital and Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods.
“Being Magnet-recognized is a strategic priority for Emory Healthcare,” says Sharon Pappas,
The Magnet Model provides a framework for nursing practice, research
“This re-designation is a testament to our culture of nursing excellence that we provide every day to our patients,” says Bryce Garland, MD, Emory Healthcare Hospital Group President and CEO of Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods. “The Magnet surveyors recognized our demonstration of access, quality, efficiency
To achieve initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. This process includes an electronic application, written patient care documentation, an on-site visit, and a review by the Commission on Magnet Recognition.
About ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program
The Magnet Recognition Program administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the largest and most prominent
About Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital (EUH) was founded in 1904