Cleveland Clinic Akron General Attains Magnet Recognition for Third Time

Honor recognizes organizations for achieving excellence in nursing

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AKRON: Cleveland Clinic Akron General has once again attained Magnet® recognition, the highest international honor for professional nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes healthcare organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence.

This marks the third consecutive Magnet designation for Akron General, having also earned it in 2013 and 2018.

Akron General is one of 37 Magnet hospitals in Ohio. Just over 600 organizations internationally have earned this designation. The program provides a roadmap to ensuring and advancing nursing excellence and helps attract and retain the best nursing personnel by including them as key partners in patients’ healthcare experiences.

“Magnet Recognition is the gold standard for patients, their families and the community to assess the quality of care they can expect at any hospital,” said Julie Fetto, interim chief nursing officer, M.B.A., B.S.N., R.N., NE-BC. “Achieving this recognition for the third consecutive time is a real accomplishment and is the direct result of the hard work and dedication shown every day by the nurses, and all caregivers, at Akron General.”

In addition to Akron General, nine other Cleveland Clinic hospitals have achieved Magnet status – Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Avon Hospital, Euclid Hospital, Fairview Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, Main Campus, Marymount Hospital and South Pointe Hospital.

To achieve initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that involves participation from leadership and staff. Hundreds of Akron General caregivers participated in the Magnet site visit in April to evaluate the hospital’s quality and collaboration and validate its commitment to excellence in nursing care.

About Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Cleveland Clinic Akron General is a nonprofit healthcare organization that has been improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves since 1914. Akron General is the hub for Cleveland Clinic’s Southern Region and includes a 532-registered-bed teaching and research medical center in downtown Akron; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group; three Health & Wellness Centers; Lodi Hospital; and Akron General Foundation. For more information, visit

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Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 77,000 employees worldwide are more than 5,658 salaried physicians and researchers, and 19,000 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,665-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 22 hospitals, more than 275 outpatient facilities, including locations in northeast Ohio; southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2022, there were 12.8 million outpatient encounters, 303,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 270,000 surgeries and procedures throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at Follow us at News and resources available at

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