Riverside Achieves Magnet® Recognition for the Second Time

Riverside Medical Center received notice on July 20, 2016 that it had received Magnet designation for the second time, showing proof of the organization's continued nursing excellence. The American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program identifies superior quality in nursing care by evaluating performance outcomes. Magnet recognition is the highest national honor for nursing practice.

Riverside is proud of our continued Magnet recognition, which is proof of our dedication to quality patient care. Research shows that Magnet-recognized organizations consistently demonstrate:

Currently, only 441 U.S. health care organizations out of over 6,300 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition. An organization that reapplies for Magnet recognition must provide documented evidence of how staff members sustained and improved Magnet concepts, performance, and quality over the four-year period since the organization received its most recent recognition.

ANCC evaluates organizations seeking both initial Magnet recognition and recertification, judging how well organizations perform in the five foundations of the Magnet Model, which correlate to global issues in nursing and health care. ANCC looks at the degree to which leaders:

  1. Transform the organization to meet changing needs.
  2. Empower staff members and prepare them to face all challenges.
  3. Promote exemplary professional practice.
  4. Foster innovation within staff knowledge, clinical practice, and systemic improvements.
  5. Measure and evaluate outcomes throughout the entire organization.

Riverside is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest-quality care, and this renewed recognition confirms our success in this endeavor.


Facts About the Magnet Recognition Program®

Magnet Overview

Principles of the Program

What Magnet Means for Patients

What Magnet Means for Nurses

What Magnet Means for Healthcare Organizations

Magnet Hospitals Are Recognized for Excellence

For current statistics, please visit http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Magnet/ProgramOverview/Magnet-Characteristics.aspx
*Defined as the average number of vacant full-time equivalent (FTE) positions divided by the average number of budgeted FTE positions.