Jersey City Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health, has achieved
Recognition of magnets again, a testament to its continued dedication to high quality
nursing practice. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet
Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations that meet rigorous criteria
standards of excellence in nursing. This diploma is the highest professional distinction
Receive Magnet recognition for the fourth time in a row, including with a number
of areas, “of distinction”, is a great achievement for the medical center, as it continues
to belong to the global Magnet community – a small but restricted group of national and
international healthcare organizations and hospitals.
“Magnet recognition is an important honor and reflects our commitment to providing
highest quality of care in Hudson County, and that we truly value excellence in nursing
and exceptional care and treatment of our patients,” said Michael Prilutsky, President
and CEO. “Winning Magnet recognition for the first time was a great accomplishment and a
incredible source of pride for our nurses. Our rehearsal – this is the fourth time –
earning this degree underscores the foundation of excellence and values that
encourage all of our staff to do more every day to meet the health care needs of
the people we serve.
Research Shows Magnet Recognition Offers Specific Health Benefits
care organizations and their communities, such as:
Increased patient satisfaction with nursing communication, availability of help and
receiving output information.
Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower rescue failure rates.
Greater job satisfaction among nurses.
Decreased reports of nurses intending to leave.
Magnet recognition is the gold standard of excellence in nursing and is a factor when the
judges public health care organizations. US News & The annual showcase of the Global Report on
America’s Best Hospitals includes Magnet recognition in its ranking criteria for quality
of hospital care.
The magnetic model provides a framework for practice, research and
measurement of results. Using this framework, the ANCC assesses candidates through
a number of components and dimensions to assess an organization’s nursing excellence.
The foundation of this model includes various elements considered essential for
providing superior patient care. These include the quality of nursing leadership and
coordination and collaboration between specialties, as well as measurement processes
and improving the quality and delivery of care.
To earn initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and time-consuming exam
process that requires broad management and staff participation. This process
includes electronic application, written patient care documentation, on-site visit,
and a review by the Magnet Recognition Commission.
Healthcare organizations must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on
on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and
quality. An organization reapplying for Magnet recognition must provide documentation
evidence of how staff members have maintained and improved Magnet
concepts, performance and quality over the four-year period since the organization
received its most recent recognition.
“Patients trust their nurses to provide caring and competent services and nurses regularly
signal a desire to work in an organization with the Magnet designation,” said Margaret
Ames, DNP, RN, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services.
“Magnetic recognition has raised the bar for patient care and inspired every member of our
team to achieve excellence on a daily basis. It is this commitment to provide our community
with high quality care that has helped us become a Magnet Recognized Organization
fourteen years ago, and that’s why we continue to pursue and maintain Magnet