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Press Releases

Holy Name Hospital Earns Magnet Status National Recognition for Nursing Excellence

Date: 7/10/2009

Teaneck, NJ – Holy Name Hospital has received Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Magnet status is one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can achieve and is valid for four years. The ANCC is the largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States.

The 11 ANCC commissioners found unanimously in favor of Magnet for Holy Name Hospital and reported no deficiencies. "Magnet recognition validates something we have always known," states Michael Maron, President/Chief Executive Officer, Holy Name Hospital. "We have some of the best nurses in the country."

"Achieving this honor does not end the journey," states Sheryl Slonim, Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services at Holy Name Hospital, "It emboldens us to continue striving, to think about what we do every day and to consider how we might do it even better."

The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services. Applicants undergo a rigorous evaluation that includes extensive interviews and review of nursing services. Research shows there are clear benefits to hospitals that are awarded Magnet status and to the communities they serve:
  • Healthcare consumers have more confidence in the overall quality of a hospital if it has achieved the level of excellence established by the Magnet Recognition Program.
  • Magnet designated facilities consistently outperform other facilities in recruiting and retaining nurses resulting in increased stability in patient care and patient satisfaction.
  • Because quality nursing is one of the most important factors in enlisting high caliber physicians and specialists, Magnet status becomes an attractive force that extends to the entire facility.