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Washington Hospital Healthcare System Again Receives Magnet Recognition

Third Consecutive Recognition Demonstrates Exemplary Nursing Excellence

The American Nurses Credentialing Center, which recognizes health care organizations nationwide for nursing excellence, announced that Washington Hospital Healthcare System has achieved Magnet® Recognition for the third consecutive time. It’s an achievement that confirms Washington Hospital’s dedication to excellence in nursing and shows its commitment to quality patient care and the Patient First Ethic.

The ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program® is considered the gold standard for nursing excellence in health care. It recognizes health care organizations for superior patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. Magnet Recognition is maintained through a rigorous re-application and evaluation process every four years.

“Today’s news is very exciting and I could not be prouder,” said Kimberly Hartz, Chief Executive Officer. “Our nursing staff is known for upholding the highest standards of nursing, and they are true collaborators in providing compassionate and the highest quality of care for our patients. This is an earned and well-deserved honor.”

As of May 2021, fewer than 9% of American hospitals have achieved the recognition, placing Washington Hospital among the nation’s elite. (A full list of Magnet-recognized hospitals in California and the U.S. is available here.)

“This honor doesn’t just recognize our extraordinary nurses,” said Hartz, “but also the entire Washington Hospital team. From nurses to physicians, and staff at every level, Magnet recognition cannot be achieved without everyone’s participation. I am sincerely proud of our team for the many patient-focused achievements that are part of our daily Magnet journey.”