North Shore University Hospital today announced that it has successfully been recertified as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which recognizes excellence in nursing. NSUH is a member of Northwell Health and one of 10 hospitals in the system to be designated as a Magnet facility.
The Magnet Recognition Program spotlights healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.
Developed by ANCC, Magnet is the leading source of successful nursing practices and strategies worldwide. Only 586 hospitals worldwide have achieved Magnet status for nursing excellence since the program’s inception in 1983.
Magnet recognition is an important indicator for the public to judge health care organizations. U.S. News & World Report’s annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals” includes Magnet as a quality measurement for inpatient care.
NSUH was rated Long Island’s best hospital by U.S. News and earned a four-star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
“I am proud to stand among the special group of nurses at NSUH being recognized for this honor,” said Irene Macyk, associate executive director of patient care services and chief nursing officer at NSUH. “Magnet recognizes clinical excellence in nursing as a vital partner in care and signifies sustained clinical outcomes that outperform the national average. North Shore University Hospital has, once again, demonstrated this ‘best in breed’ international designation placing it among the ranks of the top 10 percent of hospitals.
Being validated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center is a proud moment for NSUH nurses and the entire interdisciplinary team. It validates that the best care is given to our patients and community.”
Research demonstrates that hospitals that earn Magnet status convey associated benefits to healthcare organizations and their communities, such as:
• Improved patient experience;
• Better patient outcomes;
• Higher job satisfaction among nurses.
To achieve Magnet recognition, organizations must pass an exhaustive and thorough process that demands widespread interprofessional participation from leadership and staff. The application includes written documentation, an on-site or virtual visit and a review by the Commission on Magnet Recognition.
“We are thrilled at the recertification,” said Dr. David Hirschwerk, medical director at NSUH. “Our nurses are outstanding and their sophistication, compassion and dedication provide the foundation to build and grow elite programs in our building that serve our community.”
In addition, seven units at the hospital have been rated by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses as Beacon Award winners, a measurement of clinical care. And NSUH has earned the Emergency Nurses Association’s Lantern Award for quality and safety in its emergency department.
NSUH is a Level I trauma center and teaching hospital that treats more than 90,000 patients each year. It is home to the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital, the Katz Women’s Hospital, neurosurgery, multi-organ transplant services and one of the busiest emergency departments in the New York Metropolitan area.