Achieving Magnet® recognition is one of the highest honors a hospital can earn in the world of professional nursing. Less than seven percent of hospitals in the nation are designated Magnet hospitals. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) and Chester County Hospital have achieved this prestigious recognition. Pennsylvania Hospital is currently on the journey to Magnet status. The Magnet Recognition Program acknowledges health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.
How Nurses Achieve Magnet Status at Penn Medicine
Accomplishing Magnet status recognizes nursing excellence and the extraordinary nursing care they provide every day to patients. To achieve Magnet status, a hospital must undergo a rigorous review process demonstrating a strong commitment to sustaining nursing excellence, improving professional practice and transforming the culture of a work environment.
Magnet recognition validates that Penn Medicine has the key components that are essential to nursing excellence and result in positive patient outcomes. These components are:
- Structural Empowerment
- Transformational Leadership
- Exemplary Professional Practice
- New Knowledge, Innovation, and Improvements
Magnet status gives nurses a sense of pride and the confidence to continuously evaluate nursing processes and practice. Nurses at Penn feel a sense of empowerment that allows them to proactively identify opportunities to improve patient care, which enables advancement in nursing practice every day.