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Magnet Recognition®

Magnet Recognized LogoIn May 2021, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital achieved ANCC Magnet Recognition®, the highest and most prestigious distinction that a healthcare organization can achieve for nursing excellence. Earning this Magnet® designation reaffirms our steadfast commitment to nursing excellence and quality patient care.


The American Nurses Credentialing Center, an affiliate of the American Nurses Association, bestows Magnet status to elite hospitals who meet a rigorous set of criteria designed to assess the strength and quality of nursing through the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. Approximately 9% of hospitals in the United States have earned Magnet recognition, many of which are esteemed, top-tier institutions across the nation.

The process of pursuing Magnet recognition provides a roadmap for clinical and nursing excellence, which advances and benefits the entire organization. Excellent clinical and organizational outcomes are achieved by creating an environment that supports interprofessional collaboration, shared decision-making, innovation, and evidence-based practice. For patients, Magnet recognition ensures the highest quality care, delivered by nurses who are encouraged and supported to be the very best that they can be.

In 2016, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital embarked on the Magnet journey with the formation of a shared governance structure and the development of a professional practice model. Since then, SVMH has implemented many processes and infrastructures to support professional growth and autonomy, and clinical excellence.

As the first Magnet-recognized health care organization in the Central Coast area, SVMH embraces the responsibility to strive harder every day to deliver the highest quality of care to the community we serve. Learn more here.

Interested in SVMH career opportunities and being a part of our Magnet-recognized hospital? Click here to view our Nursing Opportunities page.