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Children's Hospital of Philadephia achieves Magnet redesignation

Friday May 30, 2014
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The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has attained Magnet recognition for the third time as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program, according to a news release.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was originally designated a Magnet hospital in 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet institution in 2008.

“Magnet recognition is a tremendous honor and reflects our ongoing commitment to delivering the highest quality care to our patients,” Paula Agosto, RN, MHA, CNO, said in the 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.”

CHOP is one of a 397 healthcare organizations out of nearly 6,000 in the U.S. to achieve Magnet designation. Hospitals must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality.

“While I am not surprised that our nursing staff has once again been honored, it is a tribute to our tremendous nurses and demonstrates their commitment to continually pursue ways to improve patient care and safety,” Madeline Bell, president and COO of CHOP, said in the release. “Being a Magnet hospital since 2004 has raised the bar for patient care and inspired every member of our team to achieve excellence every day. It is this dedication to providing our patients with exemplary care that helped us become a Magnet facility, and it’s why we continue to serve as a Magnet hospital today.”

CHOP is one of a 397 healthcare organizations out of nearly 6,000 in the U.S. to achieve Magnet designation. Hospitals must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality.


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