The Ohio State University Medical Center’s University Hospital and Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital have once again achieved the coveted “Magnet” status from the American Nurses Association. Only 2 percent of hospitals in the United States have been re-designated as Magnet facilities.
Magnet designation recognizes the best nursing staff with achievements in research, education and clinical practice. Hospitals receiving Magnet status must demonstrate to a panel of impartial nursing experts their continuing practice of stringent quality patient care standards, innovation and other criteria that demonstrate the organization’s commitment to providing a nurturing environment to nurses.
In 2005, University Hospital and the Ross Heart Hospital became the first Magnet hospitals in central Ohio.
“This reaffirms the commitment of our nursing professionals to provide world-class personalized care to our patients,” said Mary Nash, chief nursing executive at Ohio State. “Magnet status helps attract the ‘best and brightest’ nurses to the OSU Medical Center, where their skills and abilities are highly valued and respected.”