For the sixth time in a row, our commitment to excellence in nursing has been honored with a Magnet designation. Widely considered the highest honor in nursing, this recognition shows our commitment to excellence in nursing.
We earned our first Magnet recognition in 2000, and since then we’ve maintained one of the longest-running Magnet designations in the nation. Cedars-Sinai is one of only 608 of the nation’s more than 6,300 hospitals that currently hold a Magnet designation, which is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program.
“Cedars-Sinai’s 23 years of Magnet recognition is the result of our institution’s daily commitment to excellence in human caring,” said David Marshall, JD, DNP, RN (Opens in new window), senior vice president, chief nursing executive. “My catchphrase is ‘I’m proud to be a Cedars-Sinai nurse,’" Marshall said. “I’m especially proud of our nurses today for the incredible care and healing they provide shift after shift. We’re all proud to create an environment that puts our patients first and inspires us to always find new ways to make their care better.”
Being a Magnet hospital means more for healthcare organizations, their patients, and their nurses. Research shows that some benefits include:
- Higher patient satisfaction
- Decreased mortality rates
- Decreased pressure ulcers and falls
- Improved patient safety and quality
- Increased nurse retention and lower burnout
“Cooperation between medical professionals—nurses, physicians, pharmacists and every discipline that touches patient care—is essential to earning Magnet recognition and building the environment that allows these principles to thrive,” said Anita Girard, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer and vice president of nursing. “Cedars-Sinai is a Magnet organization because all of our healthcare professionals are committed to excellence in human caring.”
Magnet appraisers identified several key strengths of Cedars-Sinai Nursing:
- MD-RN collaboration: The visiting team was especially impressed with the quality of the relationships and the obvious respect between Cedars-Sinai nurses and physicians, as demonstrated through many collaborations and partnerships.
- Clinical nurse education: More than 93% of Cedars-Sinai nurses have a BSN degree or higher, and 82% are specialty certified.
- COVID-19 response: In addition to staying agile to cope with changing needs and conditions as healthcare workers learned more about a novel pandemic virus, the quality of care never diminished, and nursing research contributed to better ways to care for COVID-19 patients as well as protect staff.
- Geriatric care: Our geriatric-focused programs offer good outcomes, dedicated space, and leadership by nurse experts.
- Nurse-led initiatives: Nurse-led quality improvement and research initiatives occur throughout Cedars-Sinai and lead to improved patient care.
Read more on the Cedars-Sinai Blog: Why You Should Consider Magnet Recognition in Your Care (Opens in new window).