Mercy Health Saint Mary’s hosted three Magnet® site appraisers as part of its re-designation process, answering questions and guiding them through “what we do best every day,” according to Theresa McGuire, MSN RN-BC, Coordinator, Magnet Program at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, “which is providing excellent nursing care to those entrusted to us.”
Nearly 100 colleagues gathered in the Lacks Lobby to greet the appraisers at 7:40 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018, which officially kicked off the site visit. Over the course of the next three days, the appraisers spoke extensively with nurses, organizational leaders, patients, community members and other colleagues about their experiences with nursing at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s.
“I was extremely impressed with the high level of professionalism demonstrated by the nursing staff and the unwavering support shown by the physicians, senior leaders and ancillary colleagues,” said McGuire.
The American Nursing Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet designation is the highest and most prestigious credential a health care organization can achieve for nursing excellence and quality patient care. This outcomes-driven credential brings both external prestige and wide-ranging internal recognition and benefits including improved patient outcomes, nurse satisfaction and reduced costs.
Being a Magnet-designated organization attracts and retains RNs who have high job enjoyment and high job satisfaction because they have the opportunity to do what they do best every day — provide excellent nursing care to those entrusted to us.
While the Magnet designation is a nursing designation, Mercy Health recognizes that nursing cannot be excellent without the support of all disciplines and areas of the organization.
“I look forward to hearing the outcome of our Magnet site Appraisal. Thank you to everyone for being themselves and putting their best self forward,” said McGuire.
The results will be shared with the organization in another six to eight weeks.