In December of 2008, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center became the first hospital in McLean County to achieve Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Magnet Recognition lasts four years, during which time the ANCC monitors the hospital closely to ensure it maintains high standards of care.
OSF St. Joseph recently applied for a Magnet re-designation. OSF will be receiving a phone call from the Commission on Magnet on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 8 a.m. to inform us whether OSF has achieved this great honor once again. Various hospital staff will be in attendance for this phone call, which will occur in our Administrative Conference Room at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center.
Magnet applicants undergo a rigorous evaluation process, including written documentation of 14 specific areas of nursing practice called Forces of Magnetism. Hospitals also partake in extensive interviews and an on-site review of nursing services.
The Commission on Magnet recognizes 401 healthcare organizations in the United States and worldwide.
ANCC is the world's largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization, and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.