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Mather Memorial celebrates Magnet recognition

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John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson, N.Y., announced June 18 that it has earned Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

“This honor is the result of an enormous amount of work and collaboration by many people over five years, an effort that was led by CNO/Vice President for Nursing Marie Mulligan, RN, MSN, CNOR, NEA-BC, the nursing department leadership and staff,” Mather President Kenneth Roberts said in a news release. “My sincere appreciation and congratulations to everyone at Mather who helped us achieve this significant honor.”

Mulligan accepted a congratulatory call June 18 from the ANCC and was joined by Mather’s co-Magnet Program directors, Mary Lee Schroeter, RN, BSN, CPHQ, and Brandy Feliu, RN, BSN.

Magnet recognizes organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in nursing practice. In January 2013, six direct care nurses at Mather, called “The Magnetizers,” were selected to focus on teaching Magnet principles to all hospital employees.

“The Magnet designation has validated the extraordinary care we know our nurses give to all our patients and the collaborations across the organization that contribute to our excellent patient outcomes,” Mulligan said. “It’s an opportunity to celebrate our nurses every day with every patient encounter. [Magnet] will help us fulfill our vision of becoming the best community hospital in New York State.”

— Lillian A. Donnelly, RN, BSN, OCN, contributed to this story.

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