Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Earns Magnet® Redesignation
Medical Center has achieved one
of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can attain for a second
time. Today, the hospital announced it
has earned redesignation as a Magnet Recognition Program® (Magnet) by
the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
The Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes
healthcare organizations for high quality patient care, nursing excellence, and
innovation in professional nursing practice. Magnet recognition is the highest
possible organizational credential granted by the ANCC, the largest and most
prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States.
Hospitals must excel in several areas, including nursing standards and
practices, patient care, and innovations in nursing leadership and management
to earn, and retain, Magnet status.
“We are incredibly honored to be Magnet designated
once again,” said Toni von Wenckstern, chief nursing officer at Memorial
Hermann-TMC. “The recognition underscores our commitment to foster an
environment where nurses feel engaged, empowered and valued, directly
benefiting our patients and their families through the delivery of safe,
high-quality health care.”
Before a hospital is selected for Magnet recognition,
ANCC completes a rigorous evaluation process that includes onsite visits,
reviews of written documentation, staff and patient satisfaction surveys and
interviews. Initial Magnet recognition is valid for four years and, during
that time, hospitals and nursing staff are closely monitored, evaluated, and
surveyed to ensure they remain in compliance with the program's high
standards. At the end of the four-year period, hospitals must re-apply and
again undergo the challenging evaluation process.
Studies have demonstrated that Magnet-recognized
hospitals typically provide a higher quality of patient care, including lower
mortality rates and increased patient satisfaction. Magnet hospitals also
experience lower turnover and lower rates of burnout among nursing staff.
The recognition is also directly linked to a hospital's ability to attract and
retain qualified, highly educated nursing staff.
Memorial Hermann-TMC first earned Magnet recognition
in 2014 and is currently one of only 44 hospitals in Texas, and 505 nationwide,
to be designated as a Magnet facility. Memorial
Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann
Memorial City Medical Center, Memorial Hermann
Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann
The Woodlands Medical Center also are Magnet facilities.
For more information on Memorial Hermann, visit www.memorialhermann.org
or call 713-222-CARE (2273).