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Sustaining designation for a decade reinforces a commitment to nursing excellence
VINELAND, NJ (July 9, 2018) – It’s one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital or medical center can achieve. For the third time in a row, Inspira Medical Center Vineland (including the patient care units of Inspira Health Center Bridgeton) and Inspira Medical Center Elmer have been re-designated as Magnet® facilities for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.
Receiving Magnet recognition for the third time in a row is a great achievement for Inspira, as it continues to proudly belong to the global community of Magnet recognized organizations. Less than 500 U.S. health care organizations out of more than 6,300 hospitals in the United States have achieved this recognition.
“Magnet re-designation is a tremendous honor and reflects our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to this community,” said Elizabeth Sheridan, R.N., M.A., chief operating officer of Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland. “To earn Magnet recognition once was a great accomplishment and an incredible source of pride for our nurses, but to sustain the designation for a decade is truly remarkable. Our repeated achievement of earning this credential underscores the foundation of excellence and values that drive our entire staff to strive harder each day to meet the health care needs of the people we serve.”
Inspira also earned special recognition from the ANCC, including two formal “exemplars.” The Executive Committee of the Commission on Magnet recognized Inspira’s senior nursing leaders for being highly visible and for inspiring a clear mission and vision for the organization, and for the excellent team work among members of the care team. Formally, the commission recognized Inspira for two exemplary practices.
These exemplars place Inspira among the best of Magnet Hospitals.
- Care of stroke patients
- Commitment to nursing research, specifically the number of studies conducted by clinical nurses and the network’s dissemination at national forums.
The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services. Applicants undergo a rigorous evaluation that includes extensive interviews and review of nursing services as well as patient satisfaction and patient experience data. Research shows there are clear benefits to hospitals that are awarded Magnet status and to the communities they serve:
- Health care consumers have more confidence in the overall quality of a hospital if it has achieved the level of excellence established by the Magnet Recognition Program®.
- Magnet designated facilities consistently outperform other facilities in recruiting and retaining nurses resulting in increased stability in patient care and patient satisfaction.
- Because quality nursing is one of the most important factors in enlisting high caliber physicians and specialists, Magnet status becomes an attractive force that extends to the entire facility.
Health care organizations must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality. An organization reapplying for Magnet recognition must provide documented evidence to demonstrate how staff members sustained and improved Magnet concepts, performance and quality over the four-year period since the organization received its most recent recognition.
About ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program
The Magnet Recognition Program — administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world — identifies health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. The Magnet Recognition Program serves as the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program and current statistics, visit Magnet Recognition Program.
About Inspira Health Network
Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health care organization serving communities across southern New Jersey. The network, which traces its roots to 1899, comprises three hospitals, a comprehensive cancer center, several multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 150 access points. These include urgent care; outpatient imaging and rehabilitation; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing, digestive health and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than 30 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem and Camden counties.
Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 5,700 employees, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Accredited by DNV Healthcare, the network’s clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health Network, visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA.