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UPMC St. Margaret, UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC Hamot, and UPMC Passavant have received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) . Only 6.8 percent of hospitals nationwide have received Magnet status, one of the highest achievements an organization can obtain in professional nursing.
Magnet® candidates undergo a lengthy, rigorous application and evaluation process that includes extensive interviews and review of all aspects of nursing services. To earn Magnet status, hospitals must clearly demonstrate a commitment to excellence on all levels of nursing practice and adhere to national standards for organization and delivery of nursing services.
Hospitals receiving Magnet status are recognized for building and supporting continuous cultures for nurses of transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary evidence-based practice, advanced training, new knowledge application, and innovations 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.
The Magnet Recognition Program, ANCC Magnet Recognition®, Magnet names and logos are registered trademarks of the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Journey to Magnet Excellence™ and National Magnet Conference™ are trademarks of the American Nurses Credentialing Center. All rights reserved.