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New England Baptist Hospital Receives Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

Less Than Ten Percent of Hospitals in the Country Have Received This Recognition

Boston, Mass. – New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) has achieved its second consecutive designation as a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In its review, the ANCC lauded NEBH in 16 areas of excellence including nursing leadership, quality outcomes, care coordination, safety, and patient satisfaction.

“I am proud of our nurses and the extraordinary achievements they have accomplished,” said Mary Sullivan Smith, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at NEBH. “Nurses at NEBH continue to deliver the highest levels of quality care with compassion to their patients. They earn this honor every day.”

Magnet provides a framework for the professional practice of nursing, including nursing research, professional development, and achieving quality and clinical patient outcomes. Through this framework, the ANCC evaluates Magnet applicants across a number of components and dimensions to gauge an organization’s nursing excellence. The foundation of this model is comprised of various essential elements for delivering superior patient care. These include the quality of nursing leadership, with communication, coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.

Following a rigorous application process and document submission, as well as a three-day site visit by Magnet-certified nurse appraisers, the Commission on Magnet unanimously voted to re-designate NEBH as a Magnet hospital.

“Achieving Magnet designation is a reflection of our world-class nursing team and their unwavering commitment to excellence in patient care and outcomes,” said David Passafaro, president, New England Baptist Hospital. “We are grateful for the expertise and dedication our nurses bring to our patients and this organization each and every day. As Magnet designation is bestowed on NEBH, it reflects our strong collaboration, collegiality, teamwork and culture that supports this work.”

NEBH is one of 14 hospitals in Massachusetts to earn Magnet designation. After a hospital achieves its Magnet designation, it is required to apply for redesignation every four years to maintain its Magnet recognition.

About New England Baptist Hospital

New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) is the premier regional provider for orthopedic surgery and the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders. NEBH has been nationally recognized for high patient satisfaction and leadership in quality and clinical outcomes. NEBH is a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine and conducts teaching programs in collaboration with Harvard Medical School. NEBH has been the official hospital of the Boston Celtics for over 30 years.

New England Baptist Hospital is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,700 physicians and 39,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

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