Friday, March 1, 2013

Magnet site visit begins March 4

MGH Professional Practice Model

From March 4 through March 7, four appraisers from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) will conduct a site visit as part of the MGH’s Magnet recognition redesignation process. Magnet recognition is the highest honor bestowed upon a health care organization for excellence in nursing services. Fewer than 7 percent of hospitals nationwide have earned Magnet designation.

In 2003, the MGH became the first hospital in the state to be granted Magnet recognition from the ANCC, and in 2008, the hospital was redesignated a Magnet hospital for an additional four years.

The Magnet site visit provides an opportunity for staff to showcase the excellent care that is provided to patients and families at the MGH. The appraisers will visit as many patient care units and practice areas as possible and will want to speak with all members of the health care team, patients and families about the MGH. Questions for staff will focus on the care provided to patients and families; how they work together in teams; how involved they are in making care better for patients and families; job satisfaction at the MGH; and how the hospital supports education and other opportunities. Appraisers also may ask patients and families about their care, the staff and the environment at the MGH.

For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program, visit

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