The Roslyn-based St. Francis Hospital has received the Magnet designation for excellence in nursing care. This recognition is the result of an evaluation that included interviews and reviews of nursing services, clinical outcomes, and patient care and satisfaction. It marks the third time in a row that the hospital has received this highly regarded nationwide recognition.
Only about seven percent of hospitals in the U.S. have earned the Magnet designation. St. Francis has been a Magnet hospital since 2006.
“To achieve this honor for the third time is a true testament to the excellence of our nursing staff,” said Ruth Hennessey, EVP and chief administrative officer. “It confirms our ongoing commitment to providing the very best in patient care.”
The Magnet program was created and is administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). It recognizes healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing philosophy and practice, adhere to national standards for improving patient care, have an active research program, and display leadership and sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity.
“We are extremely proud to have earned Magnet designation three times. It reflects what our patients know firsthand that nurses at St. Francis work together as a team to uphold the utmost standards in providing compassionate and high-quality care,” said Ann Cella, RN, senior vice president of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer.