MEDINA, Ohio: Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital has attained Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice.
“Achieving Magnet recognition validates the exceptional care our nurses provide each day in their professional practice,” said Julie Fetto, BSN, RN, MBA, NE-BC, chief nursing officer at Medina Hospital. “Every member of the staff had a role to play in making this goal a reality by treating Medina Hospital as their home and contributing to a workplace culture that is focused on quality and safety, as well as excellence in the patient and caregiver experience.”
The ANCC is the world’s largest nurse credentialing organization and is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. The ANCC describes the Magnet recognition program as recognizing healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.
“Achieving Magnet status for the first time is a remarkable accomplishment for a hospital,” said Meredith A. Foxx, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, APRN, executive chief nursing officer at Cleveland Clinic’s Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence. “Medina Hospital has a long history of being committed to serving the needs of its community and the work that went into achieving this award is a true reflection of that commitment.”
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.
The ANCC team that visited Medina Hospital cited several areas in which its application particularly excelled. Those included high levels of nurse satisfaction and low rates of hospital-acquired complications and errors.
“Having Magnet status distinguishes healthcare organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence, and it is a reflection of how committed the team at Medina Hospital is to delivering the best care possible at all times,” said Richard Shewbridge, M.D., president of Medina Hospital. “Physicians and nurse practitioners want to practice here because they know we have an amazing nursing team that makes them look like superstars every day.”
With this achievement, Medina Hospital joins a select group of more than 500 healthcare institutions worldwide. Other Cleveland Clinic hospitals with Magnet status include the main campus, Akron General, Avon, Euclid, Fairview, Hillcrest, Lutheran, Marymount and South Pointe hospitals. In addition, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates has achieved Magnet status.
Medina Hospital, founded in 1944, is a 148-bed hospital that has more than 300 physicians on staff covering more than 30 areas of specialization. It has been part of the Cleveland Clinic health system since 2009.