Children's receives Magnet Program designation

Children's Medical Center earned Magnet Program status Jan. 12, 2009. Designation as a Magnet organization is the highest national recognition granted to a hospital or medical center for excellence in nursing. The gold standard for nursing care is given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association and the largest and most prestigious nurses credentialing organization.

The Magnet Recognition Program provides consumers with a way to measure the quality of care based on indicators and standards of nursing practice as defined in the ANCC's Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators (2004).

Children's joins a distinguished list of Magnet hospitals nationwide. The Magnet Recognition Program® designation is held by less than six percent of the nation's more than 7,000 hospitals.