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Providence St. Vincent earns 4th Magnet designation

Friday March 21, 2014
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Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, Ore., is the only hospital in Oregon to receive four Magnet designations by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program. It is one of only 16 healthcare organizations around the world to achieve this elite status, according to a
news release.

“Providence St. Vincent is a role model for healthcare organizations around the world,” Deb Zimmerman, RN, MS, DNP, NEA-BC, chairwoman of the Commission on Magnet Recognition, said to leaders of the hospital as she notified them of their fourth Magnet designation, according to the release.

“Providing excellent care is what we do every day and it’s evident in the outcomes and experience our patients and families have here at Providence St. Vincent,” Kristine Larison, RN and interim CNO, said in the release. “We are incredibly proud to have maintained the Magnet status for 14 years.”

In 2000, Providence St. Vincent was the first medical center in Oregon to achieve Magnet recognition and the 23rd in the country. It’s held Magnet status ever since. Nurses credit this accomplishment to leaders who promote an atmosphere of excellence. “Our nurses are asked to examine their practice and look for the best ways to care for our patients and families,” said Debbie Sanchez, RN, and Magnet program director.