The American Nurses Credentialing Center, a Silver Springs, Md.-based subsidiary of the American Nurses Association that provides certification for nursing boards, has released a list of hospital organizations receiving its highest magnet designation for nursing excellence, including six in North Texas.
The Dallas-Fort Worth facilities are Baylor Scott & White Health, Children’s Health, Medical City Healthcare, Methodist Health System, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Texas Health Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth, Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth, Texas Health Plano, and UT Southwestern Medical Center.
According to the ANCC, the magnet designation is given to organizations that show innovation in nursing processes, outstanding patient care, and execute high levels of safety, quality, and patient satisfaction.
In order to earn this designation, hospitals must apply and provide detailed quantitative and qualitative documentation of their patient care and outcomes; have extensive staff participation, as submissions are thoroughly vetted; and host a comprehensive, on-site visit of the hospital’s premises. After these steps are completed and a final appraisal report is reviewed, the commission on magnet recognition votes to finalize the list of winners.