The American Nurses Credentialing Center has designated Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital as a “Magnet” facility, meaning the hospital has great nursing outcomes, high job satisfaction, low turnover rates, and a supportive culture.
There are only 498 Magnet facilities out of the 6,300-plus U.S. hospitals. The process to achieve Magnet designation is long and difficult.
“Magnet recognition provides our community with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of patient care,” said Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s CNO and V.P. of Patient Care Services Cori Loescher, R.N. “Achieving Magnet recognition reinforces the culture of excellence that is a cornerstone of how we serve our community. It’s also tangible evidence of our nurses’ commitment to providing the very best care to our patients, of which we are extremely proud.”
Of the 498 Magnet hospitals nationwide, 10 are in Massachusetts. In addition to Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, they 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 New England Baptist Hospital and Winchester Hospital, which are both part of Beth Israel Lahey Health.