UPMC Shadyside Celebrates Second Consecutive Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence
PITTSBURGH, March 12, 2015 – UPMC Shadyside has received its second Magnet designation for excellence in nursing, granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Only 6 percent of hospitals nationwide have been granted Magnet status, one of the highest achievements an organization can obtain in professional nursing. Even fewer repeat the accomplishment consecutively.
ANCC Magnet Recognition is widely accepted as the gold standard in nursing excellence. Candidates must undergo a rigorous and lengthy application and evaluation process that includes extensive interviews and review of all aspects of nursing services. Hospitals must clearly establish a commitment to excellence on all levels of interprofessional nursing practice and adhere to national standards for organization and delivery of nursing services.
“Maintaining our status as a Magnet-recognized institution further demonstrates the teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff,” said Sandy Rader, DNP, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services, UPMC Shadyside. “We are very proud of UPMC Shadyside for achieving this difficult-to-obtain designation for a second consecutive time. To achieve it one time is exciting, but a second recognition underscores our commitment to consistently provide the highest quality care for our patients.”
Hospitals that have achieved Magnet status are recognized for building and supporting a continuous culture of transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary evidence-based practice, advanced training and new knowledge application and innovations – all with measurable outcomes proving quality patient care. The designation is valid for four years, during which time the ANCC monitors the hospital to ensure that high patient care standards remain intact. The ANCC is the largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States.
UPMC St. Margaret received their second Magnet recognition in 2014 and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC received Magnet recognition in 2012.