CEP America's Longest-Standing Client Congratulates Emergency Department Nurses for Role in Prestigious Designation
EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- CEP America, one of the nation's largest providers of emergency department (ED) management and staffing solutions, announced today that its client, Palomar Pomerado Health (PPH) system, has achieved Magnet(R) recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Only five percent of U.S. hospitals have received this prestigious designation.
To earn Magnet recognition, which is considered the highest honor for nursing service excellence, organizations undergo a vigorous, multi-faceted evaluation. The ANCC evaluated PPH's nursing standards for improving the quality of patient care, providing for patient safety and reducing turnover in the work environment. Independent studies of Magnet hospitals have shown that these institutions have shorter lengths of patient stays, higher rates of patient satisfaction, lower patient mortality rates and increased nurse retention rates.
"The emergency department nurses in any hospital are in incredibly challenging positions because of the inherent focus on rapid response in urgent situations, which can limit opportunities to get to know the individual patient," said Kim Colonnelli, RN, Chief Nursing Officer of Pomerado Hospital and District Administrator, Emergency and Trauma Services at PPH.
Nursing excellence is demonstrated consistently by taking the time to talk to patients and colleagues, being mindful of cultural and linguistic diversities and looking for opportunities to teach others or further educate themselves," said Colonnelli. "The Magnet recognition process allowed our ED nurses to truly embrace the challenges and opportunities that occur on a daily basis and it helped remind them why they became nurses in the first place."
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