Capital Health Achieves Magnet® Recognition Again

1 of only 29 Organizations in the US to Receive Recognition 4 Consecutive Times

Capital Health nurses serve our community in many different ways. They help create awareness of public health issues at our community events. They are behind the development and delivery of Capital Health’s nationally recognized medical programs. They are at your bedside if you need to visit our hospitals. They see you in the office for your check-up. And they teach best practices to the nurses of tomorrow.

For all of their efforts and more, Capital Health recently attained Magnet recognition for a fourth consecutive time, a testament to its continued dedication to high quality nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes healthcare organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice.

Receiving Magnet recognition for the fourth time is a great achievement for Capital Health, as it continues to proudly belong to the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations.

“We’re a better organization today because of the Magnet recognition we first achieved 15 years ago,” said Al Maghazehe, president and CEO of Capital Health. “Magnet recognition raised the bar for patient care and inspired every member of our team to achieve excellence every day. It is this commitment to providing our community with high quality care that helped us become a Magnet-recognized organization, and it’s why we continue to pursue and maintain Magnet recognition.”

“This achievement stands as a testament to the high caliber of employees who work at Capital Health day in and day out,” said Eileen M. Horton, MSN, MSM, RN, NEA-BC, senior vice president of Hospital Administration and Chief Quality Officer of Capital Health. “To earn Magnet recognition once was a great accomplishment and an incredible source of pride for our nurses. But to be formally recognized a fourth time for the dedication and commitment they consistently show their patients is a remarkable triumph.”

The Magnet Recognition Program — administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world — identifies healthcare organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. The Magnet Recognition Program serves as the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care.

To achieve initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. This process includes an electronic application, written patient care documentation, an onsite visit, and a review by the Commission on Magnet Recognition.

Healthcare organizations must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality. An organization reapplying for Magnet recognition must provide documented evidence to demonstrate how staff members sustained and improved Magnet concepts, performance and quality over the four-year period since the organization received its previous recognition. Capital Health was last honored with Magnet recognition in 2011.

Visit capitalhealth.org/magnet to learn more about this remarkable achievement and what it means about the care you receive at Capital Health.

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