Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Atlanta has achieved Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), positioning the cancer specialty hospital among a select group nationwide to receive this national honor in nursing excellence.
As the gold standard in nursing practice, Magnet recognition is conferred upon organizations for delivery of high-quality care and safety, innovation in practice, growth in professionalism and overall nursing excellence. A Magnet hospital is one that has met and/or exceeded these standards.
“This milestone is the result of a dedicated, purpose-filled nursing team who embarked on a journey,” said Regina Brigman-Lake, CTCA® Atlanta chief nursing officer. “I am incredibly proud of the individual contributions and collective effort that not only led to Magnet recognition, but also to achieving 14 exemplars – a concept, practice or program worthy of imitation.
Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides benefits to healthcare organizations and their communities, such as:
Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help and receipt of discharge informationLower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue ratesHigher job satisfaction among nursesLower nurse reports of intentions to leave their position
The Magnet model provides a framework for nursing practice, research and measurement outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC evaluates applicants across several components and dimensions to gauge an organization’s nursing excellence. The foundation of the model comprises various elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care. These include the quality of nursing leadership and coordination across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.
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About Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national oncology network of hospitals and outpatient care centers offering an integrated approach that combines surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and advancements in precision medicine with supportive therapies to manage side effects and enhance quality of life during treatment and into survivorship. CTCA® publishes treatment results annually including patient experience, length of life, quality of life, patient safety and quality of care. CTCA also offers qualified patients a range of clinical trials that may reveal new treatment options supported by scientific and investigational research. CTCA patient satisfaction scores consistently rank among the highest for all cancer care providers in the country. Visit cancercenter.com for more information.
About the American Nurses Credentialing Center
The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, is to lead the profession to shape the future of nursing and health care. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. ANCC recognizes healthcare organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits healthcare organizations that provide and approve nursing continuing professional development and accredits transition to practice programs and prepares nurses for new practice roles. For more information about ANCC, visit us at nursingworld.org/ancc and follow us on Twitter. ANCC is the only nurse credentialing organization to successfully achieve ISO 9001: 2015 certification.
About the Magnet Recognition® Program
The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers rely on Magnet recognition as the ultimate credential for high-quality nursing. Developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Magnet is the leading source of successful nursing practices and strategies worldwide.