Penn State Hershey Medical Center earned a second designation as a Magnet hospital in September 2012. The Medical Center is part of an elite group of 395 Magnet organizations worldwide. Less than 7 percent of U.S. health care organizations have earned this recognition.
In issuing the redesignation, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) singled out Penn State Hershey for exemplary practices in three areas: the advancement of nursing research, the use of technology to incorporate input from nurses in the design of patient care areas, and involving nurses in the development of protocols for protecting human research subjects. Magnet redesignation underscores the high quality of care that our nurses and staff provide to patients and their families each and every day. This achievement demonstrates the dedication all of our caregivers have to excellence and to producing the best possible patient, organizational, and community outcomes.
The Medical Center was originally designated in 2007. In 2008, the ANCC introduced the new Magnet Model. Embedded in each component are the fourteen original Forces of Magnetism which are the foundation of the Magnet Recognition Program. The Magnet Model provides a quality framework to guide us in the pursuit of excellence. This process allows us the opportunity to share best practices and quality outcomes.
Penn State Hershey Nurses achieve excellence in nursing each day caring for patients and families.
Learn more about Magnet Recognition on the ANCC Website: www.nursecredentialing.org/Magnet