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CentraState Awarded for Nursing Excellence with Fourth Magnet® Recognition

CentraState Awarded for Nursing Excellence with Fourth Magnet® Recognition

By |2020-06-03T15:36:40-04:00April 27th, 2020|

CentraState Medical Center attained Magnet recognition again in April 2020, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. This distinction places CentraState in an elite group of less than 2% of hospitals in the nation to have earned Magnet recognition four consecutive times.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice.

“Magnet designation is a tremendous honor and reflects our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to this community,” said John. T. Gribbin, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of CentraState Healthcare System. “It is especially meaningful now as our nurses are facing the most challenging time in their professional lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic, when they are called to use the depths of their compassion and breadth of their clinical skills.”

Just 378 out of more than 6,300 health care organizations in the United States have achieved Magnet recognition. Health care organizations must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality.

“I’m very proud of our nursing staff for their commitment to quality patient care, which is reflected in our fourth Magnet designation,” said Linda Geisler, RN, vice president of patient services and chief nursing officer. “This is important to our patients as well because studies show that Magnet hospitals report better patient outcomes, higher patient satisfaction, and greater retention of nurses.”


CentraState Healthcare System is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, community-based health system that provides comprehensive health services in the central New Jersey region. In addition to offering a full range of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options, CentraState serves as a valuable health partner focused on the latest ways to prevent disease, promote healthy behaviors, and help people of all ages live life well. Based in Freehold, CentraState is comprised of a 284-bed acute-care hospital, a vibrant health and wellness campus, three award-winning senior living communities, a charitable foundation, and four convenient satellite health pavilions. The system also offers a family medicine residency and geriatric fellowship training program in affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Among its many honors and accreditations, CentraState Medical Center is one of less than 2 percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® designation for nursing excellence four times. To learn more, visit


The Magnet Recognition Program — administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world — identifies health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. The Magnet Recognition Program serves as the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program and current statistics, visit

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