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Geisinger Medical Center earns prestigious Magnet designation
Date:10/10/2008

ignation. The document was accepted by the ANCC and by early summer, teams of GMC nurses, staff and administrators were preparing for the final phase, a three-day appraiser visit in August.

Every detail was planned to cover as much ground and see as many GMC staff as possible. "We have never seen an organization that embraces the concept of family and truly lives its mission, vision, and values the way Geisinger does," the surveyors said to the GMC staff upon conclusion of their on-site survey.

Hospitals earn Magnet designation for a four-year period. The ANCC conducts annual reviews requesting updated documentation. At the end of four years, the Medical Center will go through the entire Magnet designation process once again.

"The Magnet process has given us a chance to share our passion and confirms what we knew all along that our nurses are among the best in the nation," said Hallick.


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Contact: Justin Walden
jawalden@geisinger.edu
570-271-8083
Geisinger Health System
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