By Staff Writer - August 23, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that Moffitt has been redesignated as a Magnet facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the credentialing body of the American Nurses Association. The designation recognizes nursing professionalism, teamwork, quality patient care and innovations in nursing practices.
Only 8% of U.S. hospitals achieve this status and patients rely on Magnet designation as the ultimate credential for high-quality nursing.
Under the leadership of chief nursing officer Jane Fusilero, Moffitt first achieved Magnet status in 2015. In order to maintain this designation, all Magnet facilities must reapply every four years.
“Being re-designated as a Magnet hospital is a testament to our commitment to providing exceptional patient care,” Moffitt’s chief nursing officer Jane Fusilero explains. “It speaks to the professionalism of our nurses and their dedication to collaborate with other members of the health care team to deliver the highest standards of care to our patients every day.”
Magnet-designated facilities consistently demonstrate:
- 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
- Lower rates of falls
- Higher job satisfaction among nurses
In order to be Magnet designated, a facility must undergo a rigorous process, which includes a lengthy application, on-site visit, review by the Commission on Magnet Recognition and show compliance in more than 80 areas, some of which include:
- Competent, dedicated and skilled nurses
- Continued innovation within staff knowledge
- Clinical practice and systemic improvements
- Empowered staff properly prepared to face all challenges
- Outcomes measurement systems in place throughout the entire organization
- Visionary leadership transforming the organization to meeting changing needs
Magnet recognition is the gold standard of excellence in nursing and we couldn’t have done it without teamwork from across the cancer center.