Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

JCMC Earns Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence

Magnet Recognition

Jersey City Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health, attained Magnet recognition again in 2022, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest honor for professional nursing practice. This is the fourth time that the Medical Center has earned this designation since it first received it in 2008.

“Magnet recognition is a significant honor and reflects our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to Hudson County, and that we truly value nursing excellence and outstanding care and treatment of our patients,” said Michael Prilutsky, President and CEO. “To earn Magnet recognition the first time was a great accomplishment and an incredible source of pride for our nurses. Our repeated – this is the fourth time – achievement of this credential underscores the foundation of excellence and values that drive our entire staff to strive harder each day to meet the health care needs of the people we serve.”

“Patients trust their nurses to provide caring and skilled services and nurses regularly report a desire to work in organization with the Magnet designation,” said Margaret Ames, DNP, RN, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services. “Magnet recognition raised the bar for patient care and inspired every member of our team to achieve excellence every day. It is this commitment to providing our community with high-quality care that helped us become a Magnet-recognized organization fourteen years ago, and it’s why we continue to pursue and maintain Magnet recognition.”

Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to health care organizations and their communities, such as:

  • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help and receipt of discharge information.
  • Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue rates.
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses.
  • Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their positions.

Health care organizations must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality.