May 06, 2020
Lewisville, TX - Medical City Lewisville is the first and only hospital in Southern Denton County to attain elite Magnet Recognized® status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the second time, a reflection of continued dedication to the highest quality nursing services and superior patient care.
The Magnet Recognition Program® is based on rigorous standards and quality indicators, patient outcomes and nursing practice standards. This credential is considered the highest national honor for professional nursing practice and only 47 Texas hospitals have achieved the designation.
“Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing excellence and reflects our commitment to delivering the highest quality care to this community,” said Megan Gallegos, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer at Medical City Lewisville. “I am incredibly proud of our repeated achievement of this credential, a true reflection of the foundation of excellence and values that drive our nurses and hospital colleagues.”
Nursing best practices that make Medical City Lewisville a Magnet-caliber hospital:
- Maintaining high patient satisfaction scores
- Ensuring that nurses have a voice in shaping hospital best practices and patient care
- Cultivating a team-focused, collaborative approach to patient care
- Creating and sustaining a work environment that supports, values, rewards and recognizes professional nurses
- Commitment to recruiting, retaining and training the very best nurses
- Maintaining high nurse satisfaction and engagement scores
- Appointing a chief nurse officer who is involved in hospital operations at the executive level
- Exceeding national standard for door-to-needle times for stroke treatment
- Exceeding national standard for door-to-balloon times for emergency cardiac care
Healthcare organizations must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality. The program is voluntary and hospitals aspiring to the Magnet recognition designation must meet at least 86 standards and undergo intense scrutiny of every aspect of a hospital’s nursing staff, procedures and patient interactions.