Homestead Hospital Earns Prestigious Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence
MIAMI, FL – January 28, 2016 – Homestead Hospital has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superior patient care. Magnet recognition is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which ensures that rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met. With this credential, Homestead Hospital joins a select group of 425 entities that have achieved this honor out of nearly 6,000 U.S. healthcare organizations.
“Magnet recognition provides our community with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of patient care,” said Bill Duquette, the chief executive officer of Homestead Hospital. “Achieving Magnet recognition reinforces the culture of excellence that is a cornerstone of how we serve the Homestead and South Dade communities. It’s also the tangible evidence of our nurses’ commitment to providing the very best care to our patients. We are extremely proud to join three other Baptist Health hospitals, Baptist Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital, in this achievement.”
Magnet recognition has become the international gold standard for nursing excellence. U.S. News & World Report’s annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals” includes Magnet recognition in its ranking criteria for quality of inpatient care.
To achieve Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. The process begins with submitting an electronic application, followed by written documentation demonstrating qualitative and quantitative evidence regarding patient care and outcomes. If scores from the written documentation fall within a range of excellence, a team of ANCC Magnet appraisers makes a site visit to assess the applicant thoroughly. After this rigorous on-site review, the Commission on Magnet reviews the completed appraisal report and votes to determine the granting of Magnet recognition.
In particular, the Magnet Model is designed to provide a framework for nursing practice, research and measurement of outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC can assess applicants across a number of components and dimensions to gauge an organization’s nursing excellence. The foundation of this model is composed of various elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care. These include the quality of nursing leadership and coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.
About Homestead Hospital
Homestead Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.
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