Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Earns Magnet® Designation

June 1, 2013 4:01 pm

Magnet Hospitals Have Improved Patient Care, Safety and Satisfaction; Ability to Attract and Retain Top Talent


At 9:56 a.m. EST on May 15, 2013, Saint Mary’s Health Care received official notification from the Magnet Commission that after years of preparation, dedication, and hard work, the organization has earned its Magnet® designation. According to the Magnet Commissioner, it was a unanimous decision to entitle Saint Mary’s as the third Trinity Health hospital and the thirteenth Michigan hospital to earn this designation. Fewer than 400 hospitals worldwide are listed as Magnet hospitals; Saint Mary’s is number 396.

The formal presentation of the Magnet plaque to hospital officials will take place in Florida in October 2013.

“Through years of undergoing the process to become a Magnet Hospital, we have been able to assess our strengths and tell our story,” said Liz Murphy, BScN, MSBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, VP and Chief Nursing Officer at Saint Mary’s. “I am filled with pride at the work of nursing across our organization in collaboration with all of our interdisciplinary partners and support staff to create a Magnet designated organization. The journey was tough, and it took the full village to bring to bear our skills in sharing our stories.”

According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s website, “The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice….Magnet is the leading source of successful nursing practices and strategies worldwide.”

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