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OhioHealth Grant Medical Center Granted Magnet® Re-Designation for Nursing Excellence

COLUMBUS, Ohio – OhioHealth Grant Medical Center has again attained Magnet® recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing. This credential is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. Grant first received Magnet recognition in 2005 and was last re-designated in 2010.

"At OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, we are committed to improving the health of those we serve. This Magnet re-designation reflects that,” said Cheryl Gee, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center.  “Our nurses’ spirit of caring and dedication to the highest quality care for our patients and to each other, helps us deliver on our commitment.” 

Grant’s Magnet re-designation was bestowed following a unanimous vote by the Commission on Magnet Recognition.  Grant also received three Exemplars, which signify national best practices.  These were in the areas of research on opioid use in the PACU; professional practice; and new knowledge and innovation for the work in the Grant Mothers’ Milk Bank.

Magnet recognition has been shown to provide specific benefits to hospitals and their communities such as: 

  • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help, and receipt of discharge information 
  • Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue 
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses 

To achieve initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that requires widespread participation from leadership and staff. The process begins with the submission of an electronic application, followed by written documentation demonstrating qualitative and quantitative evidence regarding patient care and outcomes. If scores from the written documentation fall within a range of excellence, an on-site visit will occur to thoroughly assess the applicant. After this rigorous onsite review process, the Commission on Magnet Recognition will review the completed appraisal report and vote to determine whether Magnet recognition will be granted. 

Magnet recognition is in effect for four years.  An organization seeking to reapply for Magnet recognition must provide documented evidence of how Magnet concepts, performance, and quality were sustained and improved over the four year period since the hospital received its most recent recognition.     

“Magnet status is the gold standard in nursing accreditation,” said Gee.  “I’m proud of our nurses for once again achieving this honor.  It demonstrates Grant’s commitment to serving the community with high-quality care.” 

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About OhioHealth 

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots. Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is currently recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics. It is also recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for eight years in a row, 2007-2014.  

Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 11 member hospitals, 25+  health and surgery centers, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 40-county area. 

OhioHealth member hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield, OhioHealth MedCentral Shelby and OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com. 

About the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® 

The Magnet Recognition Program® administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world, recognizes healthcare organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice.  

The Magnet Recognition Program® serves as the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program® and current statistics, visit www.nursecredentialing.org/magnet. 

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