On March 20, 2014, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center achieved Magnet re-designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
OSF St. Joseph Medical Center first achieved Magnet designation in December of 2008. OSF St. Joseph Medical Center was the first, and continues to be the only hospital in McLean County to achieve Magnet Recognition, and only the 37th in the state of Illinois.
“Magnet Recognition recognizes the excellent work our nurses do each day and reflects the commitment of our entire staff to serve as a team, providing the highest quality care possible for the people of our community,” said Chad Boore, President and CEO of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center.
Magnet Recognition lasts four years, during which time the ANCC monitors the hospital closely to ensure it maintains high standards of care.
The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services. The ANCC’s 11-member Commission on Magnet made a unanimous decision to make OSF St. Joseph Medical Center a Magnet hospital.
“This is truly a testimony to your excellence as we recognize your commitment to your nursing, to your entire healthcare team, and most importantly to the patients you serve,” said Donna Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, Commission on Magnet Executive Committee member.
Magnet applicants undergo a rigorous evaluation process, including written documentation, extensive interviews, and an on-site review of nursing services. OSF St. Joseph has been working toward this re-designation since 2008.
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. For more information on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program, please visit http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Magnet.aspx.