Magnet Hospitals Set High Healthcare Standards with Safe Patient Care Practices

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, February 29th, 2012

Facilities that earn the Magnet Hospital designation for meeting high healthcare standards and nursing standards were more likely to adopt safe patient care practices than their noncertified counterparts, researchers found at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.

The researchers acknowledged that Magnet Hospitals may have more resources to initiate their start as a certified center. Furthermore, “Magnet hospitals may have had characteristics that more readily allowed adoption of safe practices during the time frame and setting of this study,” they wrote.

The Magnet program, run by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, focuses on characteristics such as nursing autonomy, use of evidence-based care, job satisfaction, and other parameters.  All 383 Magnet hospitals cross the U.S. are known for a quality work environment and high nurse retention.

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One response to “Magnet Hospitals Set High Healthcare Standards with Safe Patient Care Practices”

  1. Deb, RN says:

    Of course a university conducted this study. Statistics is a wonderful tool. They, along with the Magnet credentialing folks, all have a very strong ve$ted interest in mandating advanced nursing degrees. Everyone has their own agenda in this life.

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