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 Cheryl Hoying, PhD, RN, senior vice president, 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.”