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Riverside Medical Earns Magnet(R) Recognition


2/7/2011 8:34:22 AM

KANKAKEE, IL--(Marketwire - February 04, 2011) -

Riverside Medical Center's commitment to the highest quality of patient care has not gone unrecognized. The American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet® Recognition Program has unanimously voted to credential Riverside Medical Center as a Magnet® Credentialed Organization.

The Magnet® designation is one of the highest honors a hospital can earn with respect to the standard of nursing care provided. With this credential, Riverside, an Illinois hospital, joins the Magnet® community -- a select group of 378 healthcare organizations out of nearly 6,000 U.S. healthcare organizations.

"Magnet® recognition provides our community with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of patient care," said Phil Kambic, Riverside Medical Center president and CEO.

Magnet® recognition has become the gold standard for nursing excellence and is taken into consideration when the public judges healthcare organizations. In fact, U.S. News & World Report's annual showcase of "America's Best Hospitals" includes Magnet® recognition in its ranking criteria for quality of inpatient care.

To achieve Magnet® recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. The process begins with the submission of an electronic application, followed by written documentation demonstrating qualitative and quantitative evidence regarding patient care and outcomes. If scores from the written documentation fall within a range of excellence, an on-site visit will occur to thoroughly assess the applicant. After this rigorous on-site review process, the Commission on Magnet® will review the completed appraisal report and vote to determine whether Magnet® recognition will be granted.

Magnet® recognition has been shown to provide specific benefits to hospitals and their communities, such as

  • 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;
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses;
  • Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave position.

The Magnet Recognition Program® administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world, recognizes healthcare organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. It serves as the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program® and current statistics, visit www.nursecredentialing.org/Magnet.


Media Contact:
Natalie Sehgal
Public Relations Specialist
815-935-7256 Ext. 3733
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