Duke Hospital achieves Magnet redesignation
posted April 21st, 2011
Months of work by many people throughout the Duke University Hospital organization culminated on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 20, 2011, with a telephone call delivering the highly anticipated good news -- Duke University Hospital has succeeded in achieving Magnet redesignation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, signifying successful implementation of the National Magnet Standards.
"I’m really proud that every single person here played a major role in achieving magnet designation again for our organization," said Mary Ann Fuchs, DNP, RN, chief nursing and patient care services officer of Duke University Health System. "The impact it has in our organization really results in the care we deliver every single day to our patients in making this a great environment. Patients receive expert specialty care and we do it all together, every single one of us.”
Magnet designation is considered the gold standard in patient care. Redesignation is even more rigorous. Only around 3 percent of U.S. hospitals who attempt redesignation from the ANCC – the leading nursing credentialing organization in the country – are successful in reaching the goal.
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