Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center has joined elite company in nursing.
The facility announced Jan. 22 that it received its fifth Magnet designation for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
The medical center is the second hospital nationally to achieve the honor, according to a HackensackUMC news release.
This redesignation was truly a multidisciplinary, group effort: Out of many, we are truly one organization, Dianne Aroh, RN, the medical centers executive vice president and chief nursing and patient care officer, said in the release. Our entire team did an outstanding job leading up to and during the Magnet appraisal teams site visit (in December). Every day, our nurses and patient caregivers provide exceptional care to our patients, and we are honored to be recognized with this prestigious distinction by the ANCC.
HackensackUMC has been a Magnet hospital for 20 consecutive years.
This designation is world-renown for being synonymous with superior patient care that is effective and compassionate, Robert C. Garrett, president and CEO of Hackensack University Health Network, said in the release. Congratulations to Dianne Aroh and our entire team for their dedication to achieving redesignation.
The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.