About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Rush of honor for Rush University Magnet Status for Excellence in Nursing

by Medindia Content Team on July 16, 2006 at 4:36 PM
Rush of honor for Rush University  Magnet Status for Excellence in Nursing

Chicago - Rush University Medical Center has yet again been honored with the Magnet status, given for excellence in nursing. This is considered to be the highest recognition for nursing services signifying superior nursing care to patients. This is for the second time that Rush University has received this much-coveted status.

Fewer than 50 hospitals in the United States have received Magnet designation twice.

Advertisement

Hospitals that receive Magnet status are noteworthy for their excellence and innovation in nursing, and evidence suggests that organizations with these characteristics deliver better patient outcomes than non-Magnet organizations. Independent studies of Magnet hospitals have shown that they have shorter lengths of patient stays, higher rates of patient satisfaction, increased time spent with patients, lower patient mortality rates, and increased nurse retention rates.

"Receiving Magnet designation again is a testament that our nursing staff continues to provide the very best care to our patients," said Dr. Larry Goodman, president and CEO of Rush. "On behalf of everyone at the medical center, we congratulate the nursing staff on this tremendous achievement and thank them for the hard work they've done to earn it."
Advertisement

To earn Magnet status, organizations undergo a vigorous, multi-faceted evaluation. The Magnet appraisal team interviewed more than 350 members of the Rush staff and visited 37 locations, including all nursing units, during a site visit held from April 3 to 6.

The team evaluated Rush's nursing standards with regard to improving the quality of patient care, providing for patient safety, improving patient satisfaction, and improving the work environment in terms of reducing turnover. The review also considered patient complaints and Rush's standing with professional regulatory organizations.

Beverly Hancock, MS, RN, education/quality coordinator in the department of Nursing Systems headed the ten-member committee that prepared the 2,500-page application for the Magnet designation and accommodated the site visit. Representatives from each of the nursing units also contributed to the process, which began more than a year ago.

"To reapply for and receive Magnet status for an additional four years is confirmation of Rush's resolve to deliver the highest level of care in nursing today," said Hancock. "Retaining our Magnet status is a crucial part of fulfilling Rush's vision of being the medical center of choice in the Chicago area."

The concept of a 'magnet' hospital for nursing services was initially developed in the 1980s and refers to institutions that attract and retain highly skilled nurses and foster an environment that promotes quality patient care. In all, a little more than 200 hospitals out of approximately 5,000 hospitals nationwide have been awarded Magnet designation since the program was formally established in 1993.

"Everyday our nursing staff demonstrates excellence in patient care with their expertise, compassion, and dedication," said Jane Llewellyn, DNSc, RN, vice president of nursing at Rush. "Magnet status gives patients another reason to choose Rush by showing them they can rely on our nursing staff for the high level of care they need."

Source : Eureka Alert
Font : A-A+

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest Corporate News

 Global Report of Work-related Diseases
The first World Health Organisation (WHO)/ International Labour Organisation (ILO) joint global monitoring report shows that more action is needed to ensure healthier, safer, more resilient, and more social workplaces.
New AI Tool Could Ensure Smooth Job Transitions
Successful career transitions could be possible when people leverage their existing skills in the new occupation. A new Artificial Intelligence tool helps employees figure out the right job according to their current skill set.
 Recent Improvements In Pharmaceutical Sector
AI and big data rule the pharmaceutical sector by enhancing the drug development process and increasing the marketing and sales of drugs
Food to be Covered by Insurance Soon
Insurance companies in the US are working towards adding food to their coverage menu to improve the people's health under their coverage and cut hospital costs.
Pharma Companies Have to Support or Risk Damaging Global Reputation
Pharmaceutical companies need to make strategic decisions that will provide financial benefit while showing strong commitment to global health and their patients during the pandemic.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
MediBotMediBot
Greetings! How can I assist you?MediBot
×

Rush of honor for Rush University Magnet Status for Excellence in Nursing Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests