Memorial Regional Health Services, which includes Memorial Hospital Belleville, Memorial Hospital East and Memorial Care Center, again has attained Magnet recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Recognition Program.
The voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing and is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice.
This is the third re-designation for Memorial Belleville and Memorial Care Center and the first for Memorial East, who just recently celebrated its second anniversary.
Magnet officials cited exemplar programs that demonstrated the significant contributions made by nursing staff to improve patient outcomes and in outperforming benchmarks.
To achieve initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff.
Go to http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Magnet/FindaMagnetFacility.aspx for the current Magnet-recognized organizations.