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New England Baptist Hospital Achieves Magnet® Recognition

Magnet recognition is the highest national honor for nursing excellence.

New England Baptist Hospital achieved Magnet recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence.

With this credential, New England Baptist Hospital joins the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Just 8 other hospitals in Massachusetts and roughly 475 hospitals nationally have achieved Magnet recognition.

“Magnet recognition provides our community with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of patient care,” said David A. Passafaro, President of New England Baptist Hospital. “Achieving Magnet recognition reinforces the culture of excellence that is a cornerstone of how we serve our patients. It’s also tangible evidence of our nurses’ commitment to providing the very best care to our patients, of which we are extremely proud.”

“Receiving this high designation for our hospital marks yet another distinction illustrating our laser focus on outstanding performance,” said Mary Sullivan Smith, MS, RN, Sr. Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, & Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer. “The professional practice environment that our nurses created, embedded and continue to cultivate is the cornerstone of this recognition. Achieving this award symbolizes 5 years of determination, drive, collaboration and use of evidence based best practices.”

Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to health care organizations and their communities, such as

  • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help and receipt of discharge information.
  • Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue rates.
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses.
  • Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their positions.

Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing excellence and is a factor when the public judges health care organizations. U.S. News & World Report’s annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals” includes Magnet recognition in its ranking criteria for quality of inpatient care.

To achieve 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 on-site visit, and a review by the Commission on 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. The Hospital is committed to improving the health and well-being of those living throughout its community by providing opportunities for people of all ages to be active, stay social and keep moving.  NEBH is a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine, conducts teaching programs in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, and 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 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education. www.nebh.org

About ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program

The Magnet Recognition Program — administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world — identifies health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. The Magnet Recognition Program is the highest national honor for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program and current statistics, visit www.nursecredentialing.org/magnet.

 

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