Cleveland Clinic Lutheran 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 Lutheran 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.

“Achieving Magnet designation is a well-earned recognition of the excellent, high-quality care that our nurses provide to our patients every day as we continue to care for our community,” said Timothy R. Barnett, M.D., FACS, president of Lutheran Hospital.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center is the world’s largest nurse credentialing organization, and is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. 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.

Lutheran Hospital was recognized with seven exemplars for outstanding work in the following areas:

  • Nursing Quality Outperformance Inpatient Setting
  • Quality Outperformance Ambulatory Setting
  • Patient Satisfaction Ambulatory

“We are honored to have achieved this prestigious designation,” said Lutheran Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer Janet Schuster, DNP, RN, NEA-BC. “Being a Magnet-designated hospital distinguishes excellence in the delivery of nursing services. This is a reflection of our nurses’ commitment to providing the highest quality care.”

With this achievement, Lutheran Hospital joins a select group of more than 500 healthcare institutions worldwide and is the eighth 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)
  • Abu Dhabi (2019)
  • Marymount Hospital (2021)

“This is a testament to the safe, high-quality environment Lutheran Hospital provides for nurses to take care of patients,” said Meredith A. Foxx, MSN, MBA, APRN, Executive Chief Nursing Officer of the Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence.

Lutheran Hospital is a 203-bed acute care hospital located in Cleveland, Ohio.

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