PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Christopher's Hospital for Children has achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credential Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program(R). Magnet recognition is one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital or medical center can achieve.
"The Magnet recognition is a tremendous achievement for St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, but it doesn't change who we are," says Karen Blount, M.S.N., R.N., P.N.P., chief nursing officer of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. "It simply recognizes the excellent work our nurses do each day and reflects the commitment of our entire staff to serve as a team, providing the highest quality care possible for the people of our community."
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:
ANCC is the largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States. St. Christopher's Hospital for Children's Magnet status is valid for four years.
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is a 189-bed pediatric hospital located in Philadelphia. The hospital provides a wide range of pediatric medical and surgical specialties through its affiliation with
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