Our Magnet Recognition Journey
Massachusetts General Hospital is a designated Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
In 2003, Mass General became the first hospital in the state to earn Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). To date, fewer than 9 percent of all hospitals in the United States have received this recognition. The Magnet Recognition Program® was developed by the ANCC to recognize health care organizations that provide nursing excellence. The program also provides a vehicle for disseminating successful nursing practices and strategies.
Why Become a Magnet Hospital?
Research demonstrates that Magnet hospitals have better patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing satisfaction, as well as lower RN turnover, and it has become the gold standard for nursing excellence. Today, Magnet designation is taken into consideration in the US News Best Hospitals Honor Roll, Leapfrog Hospital Survey, and by the public when judging health care organizations. Hospitals must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality. Mass General was re-designated in 2007, 2012, and 2018.