CentraState Medical Center was granted Magnet® status in December 2005 and was redesignated in March 2010 by The Magnet Recognition Program® of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet recognition is granted to hospitals after an intensive evaluation based on a wide range of quality indicators and standards of nursing practice.
Magnet recognition is considered the "gold standard" for measuring excellence in nursing and patient care. Of the approximate 5,800 hospitals in the U.S., 6.3 percent hold Magnet designation, and only 3.75 percent have been redesignated as Magnet organizations.
Hospitals must undergo a rigorous application and appraisal process to earn Magnet status. To achieve redesignation, they must repeat that process and also demonstrate further development of 60 separate criteria within the five Magnet model components: Transformational Leadership, Structural Empowerment, Exemplary Professional Practice, New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements, and Empirical Outcomes.
Research indicates that Magnet recognized organizations consistently outperform those organizations that have not achieved Magnet status. They have better patient outcomes and higher patient satisfaction rates. Magnet recognized organizations are known for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. They also are found to enjoy increased nurse recruitment and retention rates and higher rates of job satisfaction.
Magnet status is granted for four years. Organizations must reapply to maintain the designation.
Nurses interested in joining the CentraState nursing staff can call (732) 294-2510 or click here for more information about nursing at CentraState.