NYU Langone Medical Center Granted Magnet® Status Third Consecutive Time for Excellence in Nursing Services

June 24, 2014 (All day)
NYU Langone Medical Center’s Tisch Hospital and Rusk Rehabilitation have received Magnet® recognition for the third consecutive time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet recognition is an honor achieved by only 7 percent of all hospitals in the United States. The ANCC’s prestigious Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes health care facilities that provide excellence in nursing and is one of the benchmarks used to measure the quality of care patients receive. 
 
“I am extremely proud of our entire nursing staff for retaining Magnet status since 2005 and for being recognized as some of the most highly educated, talented, and caring nursing professionals in the country,” said Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center.  “To achieve this designation once was a monumental accomplishment, and yet our nurses have done so three consecutive times. Such an honor is a testament to the dedication and commitment of all the staff here at NYU Langone.”
 
NYU Langone is one of four hospitals in New York State and less than 2 percent of hospitals nationwide to receive this recognition at least three times consecutively. According to the ANCC, the leading nursing credentialing organization in the United States, Magnet designation is widely accepted as the gold standard of patient care. In fact, 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. 
 
The Magnet designation is granted every four years to only those organizations that demonstrate sustained superiority in nursing care. Applicants undergo an extensive evaluation and members granted Magnet status must continue to meet rigorous standards. To reapply for and receive Magnet status is confirmation of the hospital’s resolve to deliver the highest level of nursing care. Research shows that Magnet hospitals are more effective at attracting and keeping quality nurses.
 
“This accomplishment recognizes not only our excellence in nursing, but our ability to provide the highest quality patient care that exceeds the expectations of those who trust us with their lives,” said Kimberly Glassman, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer. “Our nurses set the standard in terms of quality, compassionate care and I want to thank our team, and the entire Medical Center, for helping us to achieve this prestigious designation.”
 
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