Cincinnati Children’s in 2018 has again attained Magnet recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s 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.
“What matters most about this recognition is that the kids win again,” says Barb Tofani, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, senior vice president of patient services, at Cincinnati Children’s. “Outstanding care provided by highly skilled and caring staff − that's what we're all about and what Magnet recognizes.”
To achieve initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. Cincinnati Children’s was previously granted Magnet status in 2013 and 2009.
An organization seeking to reapply for Magnet recognition must provide documented evidence of how Magnet concepts, performance, and quality were sustained and improved during the previous four years.
Out of nearly 6,000 hospitals in the United States, fewer than 7 percent have earned Magnet recognition.