September 09, 2021
DENTON — Medical City Denton achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care for the third time in a row. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence.
With this credential, Medical City Denton joins the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Just 475 U.S. Healthcare organizations out of more than 6,300 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition. Eight Medical City Healthcare hospitals have earned elite Magnet recognition status.
“Magnet recognition cannot be achieved without the support and dedication to high care standards by nurses and all of the healthcare professionals at Medical City Denton,” says Brandy Stegall, Medical City Denton CNO. “Achieving Magnet recognition for a third time reinforces our record of outstanding, compassionate and quality care and another reason our community turns to us as the destination of choice for healthcare excellence.”
Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to healthcare organizations and their communities, such as:
- Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help and receipt of discharge information
- Better patient outcomes and improved safety and quality
- Higher job satisfaction among nurses
Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing excellence and is a factor when the public evaluates healthcare organizations. The U.S. News & World Report annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals” includes Magnet recognition in its ranking criteria for quality patient care.