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Jersey City Medical Center achieves Magnet redesignation

Monday May 19, 2014
Rita Smith, RN
Rita Smith, RN
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Jersey City (N.J.) Medical Center recently achieved Magnet redesignation for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Magnet, the highest national honor bestowed for nursing care, originally was awarded to Jersey City in 2008.
“We’re thrilled to have received re-accreditation; it’s been a long and time-consuming process,” Rita Smith, RN, DNP, senior vice president for patient care services and CNO, said in a news release. “Special thanks go to the hard work and dedication of our nursing directors, managers and patient care coordinators.”
As of early May, 401 hospitals and health systems have achieved the honor, according to ANCC’s website, including 24 in New Jersey.
“This award reflects positively on everyone in nursing, especially all of our nurses at the bedside,” Joseph F. Scott, FACHE, president and CEO of JCMC, said in the release. “The Magnet award speaks to our nurses’ commitment to patients, as well as the excellence achieved by our entire hospital community.”
The ANCC’s Magnet recognition program recognizes healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services.
The characteristics that distinguished these organizations from others are known as the “Forces of Magnetism.”


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