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Centegra Health System receives Magnet recognition for all its hospitals

Wednesday January 29, 2014
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Centegra Health System in McHenry, Ill., has achieved Magnet designation as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program. Centegra Hospital-McHenry, Centegra Hospital-Woodstock (Ill.) and Centegra Specialty Hospital-Woodstock have achieved Magnet status.

Fewer than 400 hospitals worldwide have earned Magnet recognition.

“We achieved Magnet status because of Centegra’s patient-centered culture,” Neil Murphy, RN, MA, BSN, senior vice president and CNO at Centegra, said in a news release. “While we aim to bring the most advanced practices to the bedside, we never lose sight of the real reason we became nurses, which is to care for patients and their families. Our nurses are passionate about their patients. They pursue advanced education and training to provide outstanding care to the people of McHenry County.”

To achieve Magnet designation, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy review process that involves widespread participation from leadership and staff. The process begins with an electronic application, followed by written documentation that demonstrates qualitative and quantitative evidence about patient care and outcomes. Organizations with document scores in the excellence range then are invited to host a multi-day site visit with trained Magnet appraisers who verify what was written in the documentation.

“Receiving Magnet designation honors the way our nurses collaborate with other associates and physicians to provide the region’s best care,” Murphy said in the release. “For patients, Magnet means some of the best nurses in the world are right here in McHenry County at our three hospitals.”


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