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Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla First in San Diego to Achieve Magnet Nursing Re-designation
Date:6/16/2010

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla has received re-designation as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

La Jolla, CA (Vocus) June 16, 2010 -- Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla has received re-designation as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

The new four-year Magnet designation acknowledges Scripps La Jolla’s continued success in delivering high-caliber patient-centered care as well as innovation in professional nursing, and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care that they can expect to receive.

“To be the first hospital in the San Diego area to earn Magnet status was a tremendous accomplishment and a great source of pride for our staff,” says Mary Ellen Doyle, RN, chief nursing executive at Scripps La Jolla. “To achieve Magnet re-designation and retain that status for another four years underscores the commitment of our nursing staff to continually strive for excellence and provide the best care possible.”

Scripps La Jolla, which employs 971 nurses, was the first facility in San Diego to be recognized as a Magnet hospital in 2005. Only six percent of the nation's 6,000 hospitals are recognized as Magnet facilities by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Only three percent of the nation's hospitals have achieved Magnet re-designation.

“Magnet re-designation is not only a tremendous award for our nurses, it reflects on everyone at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla,” says Gary Fybel, chief executive, Scripps La Jolla. “We are a better care provider today because of our Magnet designation four years ago. And this re-designation re-affirms that our nurses, physicians and hospital staff continue to be committed to the development and promotion of nur
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