It’s not easy getting “Magnet” designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Hospitals that fulfill the long and demanding process to receive the designation have demonstrated transformational nursing leadership, empowerment of nurses throughout the organization, and exemplary professional practice and collaboration to ensure high-quality patient outcomes.
Magnet hospitals focus on building a collaborative culture among not only the nursing staff, but others in the hospital and even through community outreach.
Last week, Massachusetts General Hospital announced that it earned Magnet designation for the fourth consecutive time. In 2003, Mass General became the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn the four-year designation from the ANCC.
In addition to MGH, current Magnet hospitals in Massachusetts are Baystate Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Hallmark Health Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Melrose Wakefield Hospital campuses, Lowell General Hospital, South Shore Hospital, and Winchester Hospital.