Four Magnet designations to reflect our commitment to nursing excellence
Prestigious Recognition for Nursing Excellence
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the credentialing branch of the American Nurses Association, has recognized Winchester Hospital with its highest distinction for Nursing Excellence and quality patient care, ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. Magnet designated organizations demonstrate collaborative practice where high-functioning interprofessional teams work together to achieve quality patient outcomes.
In 2003, Winchester Hospital became the first community hospital in Massachusetts to earn this prestigious achievement. Fifteen years later, in 2018, our team was honored with its fourth designation as a Magnet organization. In 2023, we continue to maintain our Magnet Program designation and embark on our fifth re-designation.
The Magnet Program recognizes healthcare organizations that demonstrate a commitment to excellence in nursing and quality of service. This translates to better patient outcomes. A Magnet-designated organization allows nurses to thrive in a professional practice environment, helping them reach their full potential and to practice with greater autonomy. Magnet organizations are well-positioned to be the leaders in transforming the future of healthcare.
Less than 10% of healthcare organizations in the United States have received Magnet designation. During the four-year Magnet Recognition designation period, hospitals are closely monitored to ensure their ongoing compliance with program standards.
To learn more about the Magnet Program, visit the American Nurses Credentialing Center website