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CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center earns Magnet recognition

Tuesday January 28, 2014
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Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Ill., has been granted Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

CTCA at Midwestern was notified of the ANCC decision to grant it Magnet seven weeks after the ANCC Magnet appraiser site visit.

“We are honored to recognize CTCA at Midwestern as one of 37 Magnet organizations in Illinois,” Deborah Zimmerman, RN, DNP, NEA-BC, chairwoman of the Commission for the Magnet Recognition Program, said in a news release. “We were exceedingly impressed with the exceptional degree of nurse satisfaction, patient satisfaction and commitment to excellence throughout the appraisal process. CTCA at Midwestern outperformed all the Magnet hospitals rated in all five areas of the Magnet standards through their continued dedication to provide exceptional care in every aspect of their community.”

Zimmerman announced the awarding of the designation to a standing-room-only crowd of CTCA at Midwestern nurses, board members, physicians and staff.

The ANCC honors organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards and best practices. A hospital that has been recognized by the Magnet Recognition Program is one that has met the specific standards set forth by ANCC. The standards must be demonstrated in an extensive written document that is submitted to the ANCC. A site visit takes place after the documents are reviewed so appraisers can verify, clarify and amplify the document through extensive onsite interviews and unit tours.

“Earning Magnet Recognition reflects our commitment to creating and sustaining a professional nursing culture where the well-being of the patient is the ultimate focus of all of our efforts,“ Carmelita Zeta-Sanchez, RN, MSN, NE-BC, assistant vice president of nursing and CNO, said in the release. “It is also a reflection of the commitment of CTCA at Midwestern to create a positive environment for its nursing staff. Magnet designation reinforces the CTCA culture of patient care excellence, our values and our Mother Standard of care. It is what we are all about — the patient, excellence, high-quality care and collaboration.”


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