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CHOP again attains Magnet recognition

Tuesday April 1, 2014
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The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has again attained Magnet recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program.

This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing. CHOP was initially designated a Magnet hospital in 2004 and was the first pediatric hospital in Pennsylvania to receive Magnet status. In 2008, CHOP was re-designated as a Magnet institution.

“Magnet recognition is a tremendous honor and reflects our ongoing commitment to delivering the highest quality care to our patients,” Paula Agosto, RN, MHA, chief nursing officer of CHOP, said in a news release. “To earn Magnet recognition once was a great accomplishment and an incredible source of pride for the more than 2,500 nurses who provide exceptional and compassionate care every day. To achieve our third Magnet recognition is humbling, and it underscores the foundation of excellence and values that drives our entire staff to strive harder each day to meet the needs of the patients and families who choose CHOP.”