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What it means to be a Magnet hospital

A Magnet designated hospital is an organization that has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) after demonstrating excellence in patient care in 70 areas of focus throughout the entire hospital. Reaching this designation is the result of several years of preparation and longstanding commitments to nursing and patient care through quality and process improvements as well as interdisciplinary collaboration.

While Magnet is a benchmark for nursing excellence, exceptional patient care isn't just about nursing -- it's the responsibility and pride of every colleague of McLaren Northern Michigan. Magnet hospitals are committed to: the personal and professional growth of all colleagues, safety and patient privacy, sensitivity to the needs of our patients and visitors -- it all contributes to sustaining and improving the quality of our hospital.

What is the Magnet Recognition Program?

The Magnet Recognition Program was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, to recognize healthcare organizations that provide the very best nursing care. It is the highest level of recognition that an organization can receive for quality nursing care. Magnet status is awarded to hospitals that demonstrate exemplary patient outcomes and satisfaction, continuously evaluate their nurse-patient ratios, and attract and retain "the best" from all disciplines.

McLaren Northern Michigan is one of only 13 medical facilities in Michigan that has received Magnet designation, and in the top 7% of the country.

What does it mean for our patients?

The Magnet Recognition Program provides the ultimate benchmark for patients and their families to measure the quality of care they can expect at a hospital. Nurses play an important role in the overall hospital experience for patients and their families. They are a primary source of care and support during some of the most vulnerable times in a person's life. At Magnet hospitals, nurses are experienced, knowledgeable, attentive, and provide evidence-based compassionate care to patients and families.

At its core, Magnet designation recognizes the caliber of Colleagues at McLaren Northern Michigan and how their professionalism translates into high quality patient care.