Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital Achieves Nation’s Highest Nursing Credential with Magnet Recognition

Honor awarded by subsidiary of the American Nurses Association

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Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital has received  Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. With this achievement, Marymount Hospital joins a select group of more than 500 healthcare institutions worldwide that have been recognized with this credential – with only 39 in Ohio.

“This prestigious recognition is a testament to our commitment to excellence in nursing services and patient care,” said Daniel Napierkowski, M.D., president of Marymount Hospital.

Marymount was recognized with nine exemplars for outstanding work in the following areas:

  • Satisfaction and Engagement Rates
  • Nursing Quality Outperformance Inpatient Setting
  • Nursing Quality Outperformance Ambulatory Setting
  • Patient Satisfaction Ambulatory
  • Innovation
  • Technology Involvement

The ANCC describes its Magnet Recognition Program as recognizing healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. To achieve Magnet recognition, organizations go through an extensive review and systematic evaluation of their nursing practices by the ANCC. The process includes the review of documentation and a site visit by ANCC professionals who evaluate the hospital against numerous quantitative and qualitative standards that represent excellence in nursing services, clinical outcomes and patient care delivery.

Magnet-recognized organizations offer significant benefits to patients and consistently demonstrate:

  • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help and receipt of discharge information
  • Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure-to-rescue rates
  • Lower rates of falls

“All Marymount caregivers should take great pride in this honor,” said Barbara Zinner, DNP, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer for Marymount Hospital. “This is a true reflection of all our devoted caregivers because nursing cannot be excellent without the help and assistance of every department.”

Marymount Hospital is the seventh hospital within the Cleveland Clinic health system to earn Magnet designation. Others include main campus (2003), Fairview Hospital (2009), Akron General (2013), Hillcrest Hospital (2014), South Pointe Hospital (2017) and Abu Dhabi (2019).

“Achieving this recognition, especially during a pandemic, is a tremendous accomplishment and reinforces our entire organizations’ commitment to providing the highest quality care to our patients and the communities we serve,” said Meredith A. Foxx, MSN, MBA, APRN, Executive Chief Nursing Officer of the Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence.

Marymount Hospital is a 315-bed acute care hospital, serving communities in southern and southeastern Cuyahoga County. It is located in Garfield Heights, Ohio.