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Mount Sinai facilities celebrate dual Magnet achievements

Monday July 21, 2014
Nurses from Mount Sinai Hospital celebrated a third consecutive Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center while Mount Sinai Queens received a first-time designation.
Nurses from Mount Sinai Hospital celebrated a third consecutive Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center while Mount Sinai Queens received a first-time designation.
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Nurses at Mount Sinai Hospital facilities celebrated two Magnet recognition announcements on July 17.
The Mount Sinai Hospital, Manhattan, hosted a celebration to honor its third consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
In addition, Mount Sinai Queens was honored as a first-time Magnet recipient.
Fewer than 8% of hospitals worldwide have received the designation, according to a Mount Sinai news release.
“Collaboration, caring, and excellence are personified by the Magnet model,” Carol Porter, RN, DNP, FAAN, the Edgar M. Cullman Sr., chairwoman of the department of nursing and CNO and senior vice president of nursing at Mount Sinai Hospital, said in the release. “Designation is a tremendous honor that identifies Mount Sinai as an institution where nurses grow professionally, and are consistently improving quality care they provide to patients and families. We care for our patients as we do our own families.”
Porter, who also is the associate dean of nursing research and education of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, said more than 6,000 individuals were involved in efforts to achieve Magnet recognition across two hospital campuses.


Carol Porter, RN, the Edgar M. Cullman Sr. Chair of the Department of Nursing, CNO and senior vice president, The Mount Sinai Hospital, and associate dean of nursing research and education, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and David Reich, MD, president, The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens, celebrated Magnet designation with their nursing staff.
“We have worked together to achieve this award through daily nursing excellence,” Geralyn McDonough, RN, BSN, MA, Mount Sinai’s Magnet program director, said in the release. “I am extremely proud to be a Mount Sinai nurse and proud of our nursing community.”
Only 22 healthcare facilities in New York state have received Magnet recognition, according to the ANCC website.
“A decade ago, we were honored with our first Magnet program designation, and the recent recognition is the culmination of our continued commitment to nursing excellence,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, CEO and president, Mount Sinai Health System, said in the release. “We are also extremely proud of our first-ever Magnet designation for Mount Sinai Queens. It signifies a culture of excellence that is central to how we serve our community.”
David Reich, MD, president and COO of The Mount Sinai Hospital, added: “This Magnet designation reflects the quality and superb outcomes of the nursing team at The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens. Our nursing leadership and clinical nurses embrace the education and research that support relationship-centered and compassionate nursing care, which are key elements in achieving this well-deserved honor.”


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