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Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and Troy have both been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) by earning the prestigious MagnetTM designation. The Magnet Recognition ProgramTM recognizes quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Having the designation helps the public identify nursing excellence more easily and boosts the nursing profession by encouraging and recognizing professional achievement. The program also helps disseminate successful practices and strategies among nursing systems.
More than 20 years of research about Magnet recognition has shown that hospitals having Magnet status have lower patient mortality rates, fewer medical complications, improved patient and employee safety, shorter hospital stays and higher patient and employee satisfaction. Less than 1.5 percent of hospitals in the country have achieved this status and only 33 percent of the hospitals that apply for the credentialing process are awarded an evaluation visit.
The ANCC is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. The ANCC developed the Magnet Recognition ProgramTM in 1994 to recognize health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care. The program is based on quality indicators and standards of nursing practice as defined in the American Nurses Association's Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators.
Appraisers evaluated Beaumont for MagnetTM status based on 65 standards of nursing care and professional performance. In 2004, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak earned this distinction, becoming the first Magnet hospital in Michigan and the 100th in the nation to receive this honor. Beaumont Hospital Troy soon followed by earning the designation and Beaumont, Grosse Pointe is currently working towards this designation.