ANCC Magnet Recognition(R)
McLaren Northern Michigan achieved Magnet(R) status on Wednesday, April 20, placing it among only 6.6 percent of hospitals throughout the country and among only 14 in the state of Michigan to receive recognition for nursing excellence.
The Magnet Recognition Program(R), developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recognizes healthcare organizations that provide nursing excellence, quality patient care, and innovations in professional nursing practice. Achieving Magnet status means that McLaren Northern Michigan nursing colleagues have created a culture of safety, expanded professional knowledge, and embraced the Magnet principles. Colleague empowerment, open two-way communication, and workplace satisfaction have all contributed to the culture of safety, improved patient outcomes, and increased patient satisfaction.
"McLaren Northern Michigan has an unwavering dedication to excellence. Hospital nurses are at the forefront of this effort – they are the professionals, the caregivers, and the nurturers who are ready with support for our patients and their families,” said Reezie DeVet, President & CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan. “We are pleased to be recognized among the best healthcare organizations in the country for initiatives that support our mission – providing healthcare as we expect for our own family.”
Magnet status is not a prize or an award; it is a credential of organizational recognition of nursing excellence. The process began more than three years ago with work on a more than 2,500 page document highlighting nursing leadership, empowerment, professional practice, new knowledge and innovation, and outcomes. The document was followed by a three-day site visit from Magnet surveyors in March.
“The journey to document improved processes and demonstrate excellence in the nursing profession officially began three and a half years ago. Consequently, our efforts have strengthened our mission,” said Mary-Anne Ponti, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nurse Executive. “Although we have achieved Magnet designation, the journey is not over – we continue to grow and learn, and to strengthen our original purpose: to be the best that we can be.”
The American Nurses Credentialing Center is the world's largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.