Magnet Designation: A Commitment to Excellence
On March 21st, 2011, Huntington Hospital was granted Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Huntington Hospital is one of 22 hospitals in California and the first in the San Gabriel valley to have received this distinct honor.
Click here to read our press release regarding this distinct honor.
Watch the video of our receiving the phone call from the ANCC.
What is Magnet Designation?
- Magnet® designation represents the highest level of national recognition to healthcare organizations that demonstrate sustained excellence in nursing care in a healthy, collaborative and professional work environment
- Only six percent of all acute care healthcare organizations have obtained this prestigious recognition
What is the Magnet Model?
- The Magnet® Model helps to guide organizations by providing structure to the different
- Part of the application process includes submitting approximately 3,000 pages of narrative that support 88 standards of evidence that demonstrate enculturation of Magnet principles. These 88 standards or characteristics fall within one of the various Magnet domains seen in the model.
- This model places a strong focus on outcomes and creates a new vision to communicate the importance of Magnet organizations in shaping future changes that are essential to the continued development of the nursing profession and to quality outcomes of patient care.
- Once designated, Magnet organizations must provide annual reports and apply for redesignation every four years by demonstrating sustained enculturation of Magnet characteristics.
Find out more about Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center