GENEVA – Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva is joining an elite group of hospitals in earning Magnet designation for the fourth time, officials announced in a news release.
Only 51 hospitals in the country have earned the status four times, the release stated.
Awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing and the highest honor given by the ANCC.
The Magnet program recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, interprofessional collaborative practice and innovation in nursing. It credentials both organizations and individuals who advance nursing.
Delnor Hospital received three exemplars from the appraisal team for their work in leading unplanned change, educating patients on smoking cessation, and preventing venous thromboembolisms – a blood clot that starts in a vein.
“This outstanding achievement demonstrates the commitment of our nursing staff and the extraordinary work they do every day to care for the patients and communities we serve,” Corinne Haviley stated in the release. Haviley, Ph.D., MS, RN, is vice president and Flinn Family Chief Nurse Executive at Delnor.
“This accomplishment not only designates Delnor Hospital as an exceptional healthcare facility, it also positions us as a great place to practice nursing,” Haviley stated in the release.
In 2004, Delnor was the first non-academic facility in Illinois and the first Northwestern Medicine facility to receive Magnet designation.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital have also received this prestigious recognition.
All three hospitals received Magnet re-designation in 2015, the release stated.
Of the 5,534 registered hospitals in the U.S., only 482 hospitals — about 8 percent — received this distinction.
According to its website, www.nursingworld.org, Magnet is the most prestigious distinction a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes.