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Thomas Jefferson University Hospital achieves Magnet recognition again

Sunday December 8, 2013
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Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia has again attained Magnet recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program.

“Our re-designation prominently displays our sustainable practices and long-term commitment to nursing excellence,” Mary Ann McGinley, RN, PhD, senior vice president of patient care services and CNO, said in a news release. “To be re-designated for an additional four years is a tremendous honor and underscores our values and commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to the community.”

Jefferson passed a rigorous and lengthy process that included a 3,700-page electronic application demonstrating qualitative and quantitative evidence regarding patient care and outcomes as well as an onsite review of how Magnet concepts, performance and quality were sustained and improved over the four-year period since initial recognition.

“It was a process that involved nurses at all levels and hospital leadership,” McGinley said in the release.

In addition, the ANCC cited Jefferson as exemplar in the categories of professional development and patient experience.

The hospital “is one of a few organizations to outperform the benchmark eight consecutive quarters for all patient satisfaction in nursing measures, courtesy and respect, response time, patient education, and careful listening,” the ANCC reviewers said about Jefferson’s patient experience, according to the release.

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