Magnet Recognized LogoEight Memorial Hermann hospitals have earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition® an affirmation of exemplary nursing professionalism, teamwork and excellence in patient care.

Earning this prestigious honor reflects a hospital’s ability to create a positive practice environment and embody a collaborative culture where nurses are highly valued as integral partners in providing quality care, making Magnet recognition an invaluable asset for nurses and patients worldwide.

In addition, three Memorial Hermann hospitals are ANCC Pathway to Excellence Program® designated, a precursor to Magnet® designation.

Magnet® is the highest organizational credential granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation’s largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization.

According to the American Hospital Association, less than 10% of all registered hospitals in the United States have achieved this distinction, placing Memorial Hermann among a small and highly select group of U.S. health care organizations.

Research demonstrates that ANCC Magnet® Recognition provides specific benefits to health care organizations and the communities they serve, including:

  • Higher patient satisfaction
  • Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure-to-rescue rates
  • Higher job satisfaction and lower burnout and turnover among nurses
  • Decreased mortality rates and shorter hospital stays
  • Higher support for evidence-based practice implementation

The Magnet® model provides a framework for nursing practice, research and measurement of outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC evaluates applicants using a number of components and dimensions that gauge an organization’s nursing excellence.

The foundation of this model comprises various elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care: quality of nursing leadership, coordination and collaboration across specialties, and processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.

Recognition for Nursing Excellence