GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich Hospital has received the Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center(ANCC), placing it among approximately seven percent of the more than 5,600 hospitals nationwide – and one of only six in Connecticut – to achieve the honor.
The designation, administered through the ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program, recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional practice.
To achieve Magnet status, Greenwich Hospital submitted a comprehensive Magnet manuscript in February that included documented examples of nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes at the facility.
In June, four Magnet appraisers spent three days at the hospital assessing patient care and outcomes.
“The Magnet designation recognizes Greenwich Hospital at a national level for the excellent patient care and clinical outcomes we witness every day,” said Susan Brown, executive vice president of Operations and Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at Greenwich Hospital. “Our motto of ‘Exceptional nurses, exceptional care’ accurately reflects the level of expertise and dedication of our nursing staff throughout every corner of the organization. This achievement is a testament to our culture of excellence.”
According to ANCC, healthcare organizations that achieve Magnet status are better equipped to attract and retain top talent, improve patient care, safety and satisfaction, foster a collaborative culture and advance nursing standards and practice.
“This honor underscores Greenwich Hospital’s ongoing commitment to provide the best possible patient experience,” said Norman G. Roth, the hospital’s president. “Magnet designation provides the ultimate benchmark for patients and their families to measure the quality of care they can expect at a hospital. The hard work and dedication of our nurses ultimately elevates the work environment of all staff and physicians.”
Magnet hospitals must undergo re-evaluation every four years to retain the designation.