Medical City Frisco has achieved Magnet® status for the first time. This designation recognizes the hospital’s nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.
“With credentialing, Medical City Frisco earns its position in prestigious global community of Magnet ® recognized organizations,” said Charles Gressle, CEO of Medical City Frisco. “Only 35 hospitals in the State of Texas and 454 U.S. health care organizations out of over 6,300 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition.”
Magnet recognition is a voluntary credentialing program determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet ® Recognition Program® which ensures rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met. It is the highest honor a healthcare organization can receive for professional nursing practice.
“Achieving Magnet recognition is a tremendous honor and reinforces the culture of excellence that is a cornerstone of how we serve our community,” Sandi Gill, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at Medical City Frisco. “It’s also tangible evidence of our nurses’ commitment to providing the very best care to our patients, of which we are extremely proud.”
Magnet recognition is the gold standard of nursing excellence and is factored into the overall rating of healthcare organizations. For example, U.S. News & World Report’s annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals” includes Magnet recognition among its ranking criteria for quality of inpatient care.
To achieve Magnet recognition, organizations must submit to a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation at all levels, from staff to leadership. The process begins with the submission of an electronic application, followed by written documentation demonstrating qualitative and quantitative evidence regarding patient care and outcomes. At the completion of a rigorous on-site review, the Commission on Magnet reviews the resulting report and votes on whether to grant Magnet® recognition.
A close association has been demonstrated between Magnet recognition and measurable benefits to hospitals and their communities, including higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help, and receipt of discharge information. Nurses also report higher job satisfaction.
Resignation as a Magnet hospital enables Medical City Frisco to remain one of a select group of only 452 healthcare organizations throughout the United States.