November 22, 2019
Recognition for the third time reinforces commitment to healthcare excellence
FORT WORTH, Texas — Medical City Fort Worth has attained elite Magnet recognition for the third time. This credential is the highest international honor for professional nursing practice and is a testament to the hospital’s continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. Medical City Fort Worth is one of 502 U.S. health care organizations out of over 6,300 U.S. hospitals that have achieved Magnet recognition.
“We are a better organization today because of our Magnet recognition,” said Damita Williams, CNO of Medical City Fort Worth. “Magnet recognition raises the bar for patient care and inspires every member of our team to achieve excellence always: every action, every patient, every time. It is this commitment to providing our community with high-quality care that helped us become a Magnet-recognized organization and it is why we continue to pursue and maintain Magnet recognition.”
Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to health care organizations 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 rates.
- Higher job satisfaction among nurses.
- Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their positions
The Magnet Model provides a framework for nursing practice, research, and measurement of outcomes and comprises various elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care. These include the quality of nursing leadership and coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.
Health care organizations must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality. An organization reapplying for Magnet recognition must provide documented evidence to demonstrate how staff members sustained and improved Magnet concepts, performance and quality over the four-year period since the organization received its most recent recognition.
About Medical City Fort Worth
Medical City Fort Worth is licensed for 348 beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in a wide range of specialties, including cardiac care, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, orthopedics, kidney transplants and emergency care. Part of the Texas Stroke Institute stroke care network, Medical City Fort Worth is a designated comprehensive stroke center and a Joint Commission certified chest pain center. Designated Magnet® for nursing excellence, the facility is also a Blue Zones Project workplace.
Medical City Fort Worth is part of Medical City Healthcare.