Sentara RMH achieves Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence

Sentara_RMHSentara RMH Medical Center is pleased to announce it has achieved the Magnet Recognition Program® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet® designation is granted to approximately 7 percent of U.S. hospitals and recognizes sustained excellence in nursing care.

“This designation validates our superior quality of nursing and the positive impact it has on our patients and their families,” said Donna Hahn, chief nurse executive for Sentara RMH. “For members of our community, this means they can feel confident that when they come to Sentara RMH they will receive the best possible care available.”

A Magnet hospital is one that has met the specific standards set forth by ANCC. These standards define the highest quality of nursing practice and patient care.

“When we began our Journey to Magnet Excellence® in 2010, I am not sure any of us understood how the process would help transform the culture and the continued improvements that we now see as part of what we do here everyday,” commented Hahn.

Research shows there are clear benefits to patients and their families who receive care at Magnet facilities, including confidence in caregivers and positive outcomes.  The designation is awarded for four years, during which time the ANCC monitors facilities to ensure high standards of care remain intact.

“We are so proud of our team and their continued commitment to provide high quality, patient-centered care to our community,” said Hahn.

         
 

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