As the highest achievement that registered nurses in healthcare organizations can earn, Magnet® status demonstrates the organization’s culture has a wealth of positive outcomes not only for the nurses but also for the healthcare team, the organization and most importantly the patients. Research findings from Magnet® recognized organizations show the following benefits: among nurses: increased job satisfaction, increased retention, increased recruitment abilities, and decreased burnout; among patients: increased patient and family satisfaction, and improved patient outcomes. Earning Magnet® status benefits our care environment, our patients and Cincinnati Children’s.

“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.”