Medical City Plano
June 20, 2022

PLANO –Medical City Plano has achieved Magnet® designation for the fourth time, in recognition of its nursing quality, professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

“Magnet recognition is a testament to our nursing colleagues’ commitment to first-class nursing practice,” says Jyric Sims, FACHE, CEO at Medical City Plano. “This designation distinguishes our hospital as the destination of choice for high-quality, compassionate nursing care in the community we serve.”

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes healthcare organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. Only 57 hospitals in Texas and 584 healthcare organizations nationally have achieved Magnet recognition. Less than 2.5% of all hospitals achieve Magnet designation four or more times.

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.

“We are extremely proud to attain Magnet recognition for the fourth time,” says Damita Williams, EdD, MSN, RN, CPN, CENP and Chief Nursing Officer at Medical City Plano. “This achievement highlights the foundation of excellence that inspires our nurses to provide compassionate, high-quality care in every action, every patient, every time.”

Medical City Frisco shares this distinguished designation as a campus of Medical City Plano.

“Being a part of this joint Magnet journey inspired every member of our team to achieve excellence every day,” says Ashley Holmstrom, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC and Chief Nursing Officer at Medical City Frisco. “It is a true honor to be a part of this outstanding multi-facility team.”

The process begins with the submission of written documentation demonstrating qualitative and quantitative evidence regarding the culture of nursing to promote professional development, patient outcomes, knowledge generation and dissemination of evidence-based practices.

Hospitals seeking to reapply for Magnet recognition must provide documented evidence of how Magnet concepts, performance, and quality were sustained and further solidified in the four years since the hospital received its initial recognition. Medical City Plano received its first designation in 2007.

Six Medical City Healthcare hospitals hold prestigious Magnet Recognized® designations on 10 campuses.