Greenwich Hospital Achieves Magnet® Designation

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The celebration at Greenwich Hospital begins as Sue Brown, RN, executive vice president of Operations and Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer, flanked by Norman G. Roth, hospital president, and Priscilla Sterne, RN, Magnet program director, learns that the hospital has received the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Magnet designation is the highest honor of nursing excellence that any hospital can achieve.

Greenwich Hospital has received the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), placing it among the approximately seven percent of the more than 5,600 hospitals nationwide – and one of only six in Connecticut – to achieve this distinguished honor.

Magnet designation is the highest honor of nursing excellence that any hospital can achieve. Greenwich’s Magnet designation is the culmination of several years of preparation and commitment to evidence-based nursing practices and patient care through quality improvements as well as interdisciplinary collaboration.

“The Magnet designation recognizes Greenwich Hospital at a national level for the excellent patient care and clinical outcomes we witness every day. Our motto of ‘Exceptional Nurses, Exceptional Care’ accurately reflects the level of expertise and dedication of our nursing staff throughout every corner of the organization. This achievement is a testament to our culture of excellence,” said Susan Brown, RN, MSN, executive vice president of Operations and Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at Greenwich Hospital.

“This honor underscores Greenwich Hospital’s ongoing commitment to provide the best possible patient experience,” said Norman G. Roth, the hospital’s president. “Magnet designation provides the ultimate benchmark for patients and their families to measure the quality of care they can expect at a hospital. The hard work and dedication of our nurses ultimately elevates the work environment of all staff and physicians.”

The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional practice. To achieve Magnet status, Greenwich Hospital submitted a comprehensive Magnet manuscript in February that included scores of documented examples of nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes at Greenwich Hospital. In June, four Magnet appraisers spent three days at the hospital assessing patient care and outcomes. Magnet hospitals must undergo re-evaluation every four years to retain the designation.

According to ANCC, healthcare organizations that achieve Magnet status are better equipped to attract and retain top talent; improve patient care, safety and satisfaction; foster a collaborative culture; and advance nursing standards and practice.

Greenwich Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health. Greenwich is a 206-bed (includes 32 isolettes) community hospital serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. It is a academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine. Since opening in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution representing all medical specialties and offering a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs. Greenwich Hospital is recognized throughout the healthcare industry as a leader in service and patient satisfaction excellence. Greenwich Hospital has the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence.

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