Memorial Is Magnet — Again!

Posted by | Posted in Memorial Medical Center, News, Nursing, Videos | Posted on 06-15-2011

Could you hear us?

Memorial’s Wedeberg Conference Center erupted in cheers this morning as hundreds of employees gathered to hear firsthand that Memorial Medical Center has once again earned designation as a Magnet ® Hospital!

Magnet is the highest national recognition for nursing excellence as determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The designation means that MMC demonstrates excellence in nursing practice and adheres to national standards for delivering patient care.

MMC is one of fewer than 390 hospitals nationwide to achieve the ANCC’s Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Services. Only an estimated 6 percent of the nation’s hospitals have achieved Magnet status. Memorial achieved initial Magnet designation in November 2006.

In the video below, watch as senior vice president and chief nursing officer Marsha Prater took the call announcing this exciting news —live, in front of a standing-room-only crowd.

We couldn’t be more proud of our nurses! What do you think of this news?

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Comments (6)

  1. Magnet again … so proud of the entire team! What an exciting day.

  2. How exciting to know that our hometown hospital is recognized as one of the top 6% IN THE NATION for nursing excellence! Wow! Congrats Memorial!

  3. The nurses at Memorial are my heroes. :)

  4. So proud to be a part of the Memorial family and to be able to celebrate this amazing accomplishment that exemplifies Memorial’s commitment to being the best place to get care and the best place to give care. Congratulations to everyone on the Memorial team!

  5. Congratulations on a well deserved award! Your nurses obviously have a passion for what they do. Way to go!

  6. Unless you are a part of an organization that has not attained Magnet status, I don’t think you can understand how hard this designation is to attain, and keep. Consistency in leadership, leadership message and expectations has been key.
    Congratulations to Marsha and all of the MMC staff. Redesignation is further evidence that Memorial is on the path to excellence.

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