New England Baptist Achieves Magnet Designation
It’s not easy to become a “Magnet” hospital but last week New England Baptist Hospital learned that it had fulfilled the tough requirements to earn the designation from The American Nurses Credentialing Center.
The Magnet Recognition Program requires hospitals to meet strict educational standards for their nursing administrators and staff, collect data to benchmark patient improvements, and comply with regulations from a host of agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, among many other requirements.
“Receiving this high designation for our hospital marks yet another distinction illustrating our laser focus on outstanding performance,” said the Baptist’s Mary Sullivan Smith, R.N., SVP, COO, CNO, Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer. “The professional practice environment that our nurses created, embedded, and continue to cultivate is the cornerstone of this recognition. Achieving this award symbolizes five years of determination, drive, collaboration and use of evidence-based best practices.”
Of the roughly 6,200 hospitals in the U.S., only 475 are Magnet hospitals, nine of which are in Massachusetts. In addition to New England Baptist Hospital, which is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, the other Massachusetts hospitals with the designation are: Baystate Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Lowell General Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, South Shore Hospital, and Winchester Hospital, which is also part of Beth Israel Lahey Health.