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Children's National Medical Center Achieves Magnet Designation
Date:3/23/2010

Thirteen hundred registered nurses will be honored today at Children’s National Medical Center by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as Children’s National celebrates its Magnet designation. Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Senior Director, Credentialing Operations, Director Magnet Recognition Program®, ANCC, will attend a ceremonial event where the institution’s registered nurses will receive their Magnet pins.

Washington, DC (Vocus) March 23, 2010 -- Thirteen hundred registered nurses will be honored today at Children’s National Medical Center by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as Children’s National celebrates its Magnet designation. Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Senior Director, Credentialing Operations, Director Magnet Recognition Program®, ANCC, will attend a ceremonial event where the institution’s registered nurses will receive their Magnet pins. The pinning ceremony is the culmination of many years of work to meet and exceed the Magnet Recognition Program® standards. Magnet status is the highest level of recognition for nursing excellence that a medical center can achieve. The Magnet program promotes quality care in an environment that supports innovative nursing practices and positive patient care outcomes.

“This has been an important journey for the entire organization,” said Nellie Robinson, MS, RN, executive vice president, patient services and chief nursing officer at Children’s National Medical Center. “Hundreds of nurses representing every unit have participated in this process, which celebrates and documents nursing excellence, quality patient care, and innovations in our professional nursing practice.”
   
Only 6 percent of hospitals across the country have achieved Magnet status, putting Children’s National among an elite group of healthcare facilities nationwide. Magnet hospitals are recognized as having improved safety practices, lower patient mortality rates, and higher patient and family satisfaction. Magnet status serves as a benchmark for many families looking to assess the high quality of care they can expect to receive.
   
“This is a significant day in Children’s history,” said Edwin K. Zechman Jr., president and CEO of Children’s National. “Children’s National is committed to nursing excellence, and through the Magnet program, our nurses have demonstrated their contribution to the quality care for which we are known. I am proud of the leadership demonstrated by so many nurses across our organization to earn this important national recognition. Children’s National nurses are innovators, leaders, researchers, educators, and advocates for the patients and families for whom they care.”
   
“I echo the sentiments of Children’s leadership in celebrating with our nurses this designation by the ANCC,” said Peter R. Holbrook, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Children’s National. “We recognize the day-to-day leadership role nurses play in assuring a safe and caring environment. Magnet status highlights nursing’s leadership and affirms Children’s reputation regionally, nationally, and internationally, a reputation earned based on the quality care patients and families receive.”   

About Children’s National Medical Center
Children's National Medical Center, located in Washington, DC, is a proven leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury. Children’s has been serving the nation's children for more than 135 years. Children’s National is ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. It is a Magnet recognized pediatric hospital, one of a handful of elite healthcare facilities nationwide. For more information, visit www.ChildrensNational.org.

Contact: Paula Darte/Emily Dammeyer: 202-476-4500.

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