Moffitt Cancer Center Earns High Honor for Excellence in Nursing for the Second Time

August 27, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2019) — Moffitt Cancer Center recently earned the prestigious Magnet designation for the second time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the credentialing body of the American Nurses Association. Only 8% of U.S. hospitals achieve Magnet status and patients rely on this designation as the ultimate credential for high-quality nursing.

Magnet recognition is among the highest honors acknowledging excellence in nursing practice in the United States. It recognizes nursing professionalism, teamwork, quality patient care and innovations in nursing practices. Magnet-designated facilities consistently maintain:

  • 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

Moffitt earned its first Magnet designation in 2015 and now joins the ranks of a select few health care organizations that have earned this coveted four-year designation multiple times.

“Being redesignated 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.”

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 compliance in more than 80 areas.

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 6,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.5 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit, and follow the momentum on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.