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SVMHS Achieves Magnet® Recognition

SVMHS Achieves Magnet® Recognition

Magnet recognition is the highest national honor for nursing excellence.

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) has 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, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System joins the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Just a small, and select group of U.S. health care organizations have achieved Magnet recognition.

“Achieving Magnet recognition, especially in the face of COVID-19 is a testament to our staff and our high standards,” said Pete Delgado, President/CEO of SVMHS. “Achieving Magnet recognition reinforces our culture and commitment to patient care. It’s an exciting achievement for our organization and reflects our service to the community.”

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.

The Magnet Model provides a framework for nursing practice, research, and measurement of outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC evaluates applicants across a number of components and dimensions to gauge an organization’s nursing excellence.

The foundation of this model comprises various elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care. These include the quality of nursing leadership and coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.

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