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Magnet nursing designation


It’s striving for excellence, each and every day.

Developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes hospitals with a commitment to nursing excellence and outstanding performance by the entire organization. At Akron Children’s Hospital, this designation goes beyond formal recognition of superior nursing care. We are honored to announce that Akron Children's Hospital has earned Magnet® recognition for the fourth time - a testament to our commitment to provide the very best patient care in a high-quality, safe environment that supports professionalism in nursing. Magnet-level care is the foundation from which our organization’s reputation grows and is a way of life for our team. Earned through hard work, collaboration, and commitment to a higher standard for excellence, Magnet matters and attracts the very best.

Less than 2% of US health care organizations have achieved Magnet® status four times, June 2017, Pete Gerardo

Magnet organizations are places where nursing leaders successfully align their nursing strategic goals to improve the organization’s patient outcomes.

Akron Children’s Hospital was the 2nd children’s hospital in Ohio to earn Magnet designation, ANA (American Nurses Association)/ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center)

The Magnet Recognition Program provides a roadmap to nursing excellence, which benefits the whole of an organization.

It takes an average of 4.25 years to complete the Magnet accreditation process, June 2017, Pete Gerardo

To nurses, Magnet Recognition means education and development through every career stage, which leads to greater autonomy at the bedside. To patients, it means the very best care, delivered by nurses who are supported to be the very best that they can be.

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