Main Line Health has received its second System Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Magnet designation represents the nation’s highest recognition of excellence in nursing care, as well as exceptional multidisciplinary teamwork, and is awarded to only eight percent of hospitals in the country. Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Paoli Hospital have been designated for the fourth time, and Riddle Hospital, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, and Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice have received designation for the second time.
“I could not be more proud of our nursing staff for their professionalism, teamwork, and their dedication to fulfilling the tenets of the Magnet program each day,” said Barbara Wadsworth, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Main Line Health. “Magnet recognition is a tremendous honor and reflects our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to our community. To earn System Magnet recognition once was a great accomplishment and an incredible source of pride for our team. Our repeated achievement of this credential underscores the foundation of excellence our staff carries out in their daily work.”
Magnet recognition is widely accepted as the gold standard for nursing excellence. Achieving Magnet status benefits patients, nurses, and healthcare organizations by attracting and retaining top talent; improving patient care, safety, and satisfaction; fostering a collaborative culture; advancing nursing standards and practice; and growing business and financial success.
“The reason we are so deeply committed to our Magnet journey is the benefit to our patients,” said Jack Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer at Main Line Health. “Magnet organizations have proven to have decreased mortality and morbidity rates, better patient outcomes, and shorter hospital stays, as well as safer work environments, higher nursing staff engagement, and consistently deliver a superior experience to every patient who walks through their doors.
“We also know that Magnet recognition is not only a reflection of our excellence in nursing care. It’s a result of the teamwork and collaboration of each and every one of our more than 13,000 employees, physicians, volunteers, Board members, and community partners who are dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all.”
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