Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital is now among an elite group of facilities nationwide that has received Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. The designation is one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can receive.
“This achievement is such an incredible honor and serves as a testament to our commitment to delivering high quality care and the best possible patient experiences,” said Susan Jadlowski, Senior Vice President and CEO, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights. “It tells our patients that we have consistently maintained the highest standard of care for the people we serve.”
The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation in professional nursing practice. Magnet recognition is the highest possible organizational credential granted by the ANCC, the largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States.
Before a hospital is selected for Magnet recognition, ANCC completes a rigorous, extensive evaluation process that includes onsite visits, reviews of written documentation, staff and patient satisfaction surveys and interviews. Hospitals must excel in several areas, including nursing standards and practices, patient care, and innovations in nursing leadership and management to achieve Magnet status.
“I can’t speak highly enough of the teamwork that went into receiving Magnet recognition. I am so proud of the hard working nurses, affiliated physicians, and staff at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights,” Jadlowski said.
Initial Magnet recognition is valid for four years and, during that time, hospitals and nursing staff are closely monitored, evaluated, and surveyed to ensure they remain in compliance with the program’s high standards. At the end of the four-year period, hospitals must re-apply and again undergo the challenging evaluation process.
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights joins Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center as one of 36 Magnet recognized facilities in Texas.