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Scottsdale Healthcare named Arizona's 1st Magnet hospital system

Monday August 8, 2011
Staff members, from left, Michelle Mulady, RN, Michele Fiore, RN, Susan Weisman and Yvonne Mychajlonka join others in celebrating Scottsdale Healthcare's Magnet recognition.
Staff members, from left, Michelle Mulady, RN, Michele Fiore, RN, Susan Weisman and Yvonne Mychajlonka join others in celebrating Scottsdale Healthcare's Magnet recognition.
(Photos courtesy of Scottsdale Healthcare Center)
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Scottsdale Healthcare announced July 26 that it achieved Magnet recognition, making it the first multihospital health system in Arizona to do so.

Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital officially were designated as Magnet hospitals during a conference call with Scottsdale Healthcare nurses and American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Director Craig Luzinski, RN.

"Magnet recognition is the most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient care," said Scottsdale Healthcare Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer Peggy Reiley, RN, PhD. "It is an incredibly difficult honor to achieve because the standards are set so high with emphasis on outcomes, innovation, technology, evidence-based practice and patient partnerships."

Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn and Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Centers were redesignated as Magnet hospitals; both received the recognition in 2006.


Shirley Righi, left, clinical director of nursing special projects, leads a cheer with Scottsdale Healthcare Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer Peggy Reiley.
Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, which opened in 2007, recently was surveyed for the first time and awarded Magnet recognition.

Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwnsLP6yI0s