After three and a half years of intensive preparations, review and inspections, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANNC) formally recognized Adventist Health Glendale as a Magnet-designated health care organization.
The official designation was issued during a phone call between Sharon Pappas, chair of the Commission for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program, and Jinhee Nguyen, Adventist Health Glendale’s patient care executive and chief nursing officer.
During the call, Pappas congratulated Nguyen and praised the organization’s 900 nurses for their professionalism, dedication and compassion.
The announcement marked Adventist Health Glendale’s first ANCC Magnet Recognition — the highest and most prestigious international distinction that a health care organization can receive for nursing.
Leadership staff from Adventist Health Glendale and Glendale elected officials celebrate an American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet designation awarded to the health care organization.
The standing room only celebration featured a banner unveiling for members of the media, local elected leaders, and more than 100 Adventist Health Glendale associates.
According the ANCC’s stringent review criteria, Magnet recognition represents:
- Superior nursing processes that improve nurse satisfaction and retention
- Unparalleled patient care with a direct link to positive patient outcomes
- The highest levels of safety and quality
“Preparing for Magnet designation, our hospital went through a rigorous process of evaluation by the ANCC, which involved demonstrating excellence in nursing leadership, staff engagement and satisfaction, patient outcomes and quality of nursing practice,” Nguyen said.
“Our organization committed to providing the structure to provide evidence-based nursing care, support professional development, and create a culture of innovation and excellence in nursing. For our patients and their families, this means they can have the utmost confidence in the quality of care they will receive.”
Adventist Health Glendale is the first health care facility in Glendale to receive ANCC Magnet recognition, the industry gold standard in nursing. Less than 9% of U.S. hospitals are Magnet-recognized.
First published in the April 22 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.