Baptist Health South Florida, Homestead Hospital

Homestead Hospital earns second consecutive Magnet® designation for nursing excellence

December 7, 2020

HOMESTEAD, FL – December 7, 2020 – Homestead Hospital, for the second consecutive term, has achieved Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. The designation is the nation’s highest form of recognition for nursing excellence and a benchmark for the quality of care patients receive. Homestead Hospital joins a select group of 547 elite clinical-care institutions in the nation and 23 in the state of Florida that have earned Magnet Recognition Program status. Among this group are four other Baptist Health hospitals—Baptist Hospital, Doctors Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

“Magnet designation is widely accepted as the gold standard of nursing excellence, and earning it for the second consecutive time is a tremendous achievement,” said Kenneth Spell, CEO of Homestead Hospital. “Magnet status reflects the commitment of our nurses, physicians and entire staff to deliver the highest quality care possible to the people of our community.”

The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes excellence and professionalism in nursing, which results in enhanced quality of care and patient safety. Applicants undergo a rigorous application and evaluation process that includes extensive interviews and a review of nursing services and patient care and outcomes. An organization reapplying for Magnet recognition must provide documented evidence of how Magnet concepts, performance and quality were sustained and improved over the four-year period.

“Re-designation as a Magnet facility is evidence of our culture of excellence that includes outstanding patient care, professionalism, leadership and teamwork,” said Ana M. Cabrera, DNP, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC, CCRN, vice president and chief nursing officer of Homestead Hospital. “We are proud to earn this prestigious recognition, and we are proud to provide outstanding care to our patients and families each day.”

About Homestead Hospital
Homestead Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.


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