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Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine has received Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Baylor Grapevine joins the ranks of some of the nation’s prestigious health care organizations including Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Mayo Clinic and MD Anderson Cancer Center. It is also the fourth hospital in Baylor Health Care System to receive the elite designation.

Magnet status is one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can achieve. For patients, this designation means that their care is provided by a nursing staff that ranks in the top seven percent of hospitals in the country. According to the ANCC, Magnet designation is the gold standard of patient care.

“Magnet recognition is a testament to the top-notch patient and family-centered care that our bedside leaders, staff and medical staff provide to the community,” said Beth Houser, chief nursing officer at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine. “It is also a reflection of our unwavering spirit of culture, teamwork and nursing excellence that truly make this facility a great place to work.”

The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services.  http://www.nursecredentialing.org/  Applicants undergo a rigorous evaluation that includes extensive interviews and review of nursing services. Research shows there are clear benefits to hospitals that are awarded Magnet status and to the communities they serve:

 

  • Healthcare consumers have more confidence in the overall quality of a hospital if it has achieved the level of excellence established by the Magnet Recognition Program.

 

  • Magnet designated facilities consistently outperform other facilities in recruiting and retaining nurses resulting in increased stability in patient care and patient satisfaction.

 

  • Quality nursing is one of most important factors in enlisting high caliber physicians and specialists. Magnet status becomes an attractive force that extends to the entire facility.

 

For more information about this designation or the services offered at Baylor Grapevine, please call 1.800.4BAYLOR or visit www.BaylorHealth.com/Grapevine

Press release courtesy of Baylor Grapevine.