At Providence, we are committed to the highest standards of education and professional development for our caregivers through every stage of their careers. One of the programs that best exemplifies our commitment to our nurses is Magnet Hospital recognition. Magnet-designated hospitals are recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for their commitment to nursing excellence, and Providence is proud to have thirteen magnet hospitals across six states.
What is Magnet designation?
Magnet designation means that a facility empowers its nurses to elevate patient care. In a Magnet hospital, nurses not only take the lead on care but also drive institutional change and innovation. According to the ANCC: “To nurses, Magnet Recognition means education and development through every career stage, which leads to greater autonomy at the bedside. To patients, it means the very best care, delivered by nurses who are supported to be the very best that they can be.” Nurses at a Magnet hospital demonstrate excellence in leadership, scientific discovery and dissemination and implementation of new knowledge. They take a collaborative role in improving health outcomes.
Providence Magnet hospitals
Nurses who work at Providence’s Magnet hospitals know that they are part of a professional environment that empowers nurses as key players and collaborators in updating institutional policies. At all our hospitals, we work hard to demonstrate that we value the autonomy of our nursing staff and are committed to evolving the future of patient care through evidence-based evaluation and innovation—with their help. This empowerment increases job satisfaction.
The Providence hospitals with Magnet Hospital recognition include:
- Providence Alaska Medical Center – Anchorage, AK
- Providence Holy Cross Medical Center – Mission Hills, CA
- Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance – Torrance, CA
- Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center – Burbank, CA
- Providence St. Joseph Hospital Orange (formerly St. Joseph Hospital) – Orange, CA
- Providence St. Jude Medical Center – Fullerton, CA
- Providence Mission Hospital – Mission Viejo, CA
- Providence St. Patrick Hospital – Missoula, MT
- Providence Portland Medical Center – Portland, OR
- Providence St. Vincent Medical Center – Portland, OR
- Covenant Medical Center – Lubbock, TX
- Providence Holy Family Hospital – Spokane, WA
- Providence St. Peter Hospital – Olympia, WA
Says Oncology RN Chris at Providence Alaska Medical Center, who has worked at Providence 34 years, “My direct leadership, it’s phenomenal. I feel very supported, very much that my opinion counts. We all do. We can make changes. We can say, ‘Hey, this isn’t quite working right. How do we make this change?’ And then our leadership helps us—with the help of our senior leadership.”
Magnet hospitals excel in five key areas
For a facility to receive Magnet designation, it must demonstrate excellence in five key areas:
- Transformational leadership: An organization’s leadership should look beyond solving problems, fixing broken systems and empowering staff, toward transforming the organization to meet the future.
- Structural empowerment: An organization creates structures that provide an innovative environment, where strong professional practice flourishes, and where the Mission, vision and values come to life.
- Exemplary professional practice: An organization demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the nursing role with patients, families, communities and the interdisciplinary team, and applies new knowledge and evidence.
- New knowledge, innovations and improvements: Organizations strive to identify, evaluate and implement new models of care, to apply existing evidence, incorporate new evidence, and make visible contributions to the science of nursing.
- Empirical quality results: Organizations demonstrate forward-thinking solutions to problems inherent in our healthcare system today, asking not just “What do you do?” or “How do you do it?” but rather, “What difference have you made?”
Providence prioritizes professional advancement and development
Magnet hospitals are just one of many ways that Providence prioritizes the education, advancement and well-being of its nurses. From the Clinical Academy, which places new nursing graduates directly into specialty positions, to leadership development trainings at all levels, to continuing education through the University of Providence, working for Providence gives you the opportunity to take your career to new heights.
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