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Inspira Achieves the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet® Re-designation

Dec 1, 2023

Prestigious re-designation demonstrates continued commitment to high-quality nursing practice

Vineland, NJ, Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland, and Health Center Bridgeton have attained American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition. Announced on November 29, 2023, the program is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice and distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. Less than 10% of all U.S. hospitals have earned the Magnet distinction.

“Our nurses bring leadership and expert clinical knowledge to create a dynamic, shared decision-making environment to meet the needs of the communities we serve,” said Lydia Stockman, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Inspira Medical Centers. “Our repeated achievement of the Magnet credential is a tremendous honor and underscores our continued commitment to placing positive patient interactions and outcomes at the center of the work we do every day.”

The Bridgeton, Elmer and Vineland campuses have maintained Magnet designation since 2008.

The Magnet Model is the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides a framework for nursing practice, research, and excellence in patient outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC evaluates applicants across a number of components, including the quality of nursing leadership, coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care. 

“We appreciate and value the contributions of our nursing team and strive to create an environment for the best and the brightest nurses in the field,” said Tia Sheck, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNML, NPD-BC, Magnet Program Director. 

To achieve initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process and then must reapply every four years to ensure continued adherence to concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality. Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to health care organizations and their communities, such as: 

  • 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. 

Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland and Health Center Bridgeton are one of only fifty-six organizations to have earned Magnet recognition four consecutive times. “Remaining a Magnet-recognized organization underlines our dedication to utilizing the latest evidence-based practices in the care we deliver and maintaining a constant focus on patient safety,” said Kimberly Talley, MSN RN APRN CNML-BC LSSGB FABC, Vice President of Patient Care Services. 

For more information on Inspira Health’s nursing practices, please visit:

About Inspira Health

Inspira Health is a charitable nonprofit health care organization and a regional leader in physician training, with approximately 266 medical residents and fellows in 15 nationally accredited programs.

The system traces its roots to 1899 and comprises four medical centers, two comprehensive cancer centers, eight multi-specialty health centers, and locations throughout South Jersey. These include urgent care; outpatient imaging and rehabilitation; sleep medicine labs; cardiac testing facilities; behavioral health, digestive health and wound care centers; home care and hospice; and more than 35 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, Camden and Atlantic counties. Additionally, Inspira EMS services six South Jersey counties.

Inspira’s 1,200-member medical staff and more than 7,500 employees provide an unwavering commitment to delivering a superior patient experience at every point of the journey. Technology and innovation investments provide a robust provider directory and a range of services, including online scheduling and virtual visits for both primary and specialty care providers. With a commitment to multi-channel digital access, Inspira is able to meet consumer demand for self-service and personalized care options.

Accredited by DNV Healthcare and committed to the principles of high reliability, Inspira Health is focused on clinical excellence and patient safety. For more information about Inspira Health, visit or call 1-800-INSPIRA.

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