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Mount Sinai Celebrates Prestigious Magnet® Designation

The Mount Sinai Hospital announced today it has received national recognition for excellence in nursing for the third consecutive time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.

  • (August 05, 2014)

The Mount Sinai Hospital announced today it has received national recognition for excellence in nursing for the third consecutive time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. In addition, Mount Sinai Queens – the Queens campus of The Mount Sinai Hospital – received first-time Magnet® designation as well. Considered the gold standard, Magnet Recognition Program® designation is the highest recognition for nursing excellence. Less than eight percent of hospitals worldwide have received the designation.

"A decade ago, we were honored with our first Magnet designation and the recent recognition is the culmination of our continued commitment to nursing excellence," said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, Chief Executive Officer and President, Mount Sinai Health System. "We are extremely proud of our designation. It signifies a culture of excellence that is central to how we serve our community."

Deborah Zimmerman, DNP, Chair of American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on the Magnet Recognition Program® commended Mount Sinai for its commitment to the community, and the exemplary care displayed throughout the hospital. She shared, "Relationship-centered care is thriving at Mount Sinai. The individualized care provided to the large patient population it serves is impressive."

"This designation reflects the quality and superb outcomes of the nursing team at The Mount Sinai Hospital and our Queens campus. It reflects the commitment of every member of the hospital team who works to assure excellence in patient care," said David Reich, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Mount Sinai Hospital. "Our nursing leadership and clinical nurses embrace the education and research that support relationship-centered and compassionate nursing care which are key elements in achieving this well-deserved credential."

"Collaboration, caring, and excellence are personified by the Magnet Model," said Carol Porter, DNP, RN, FAAN, the Edgar M. Cullman, Sr., Chair of the Department of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Nursing at The Mount Sinai Hospital. "Magnet designation is a tremendous honor that identifies Mount Sinai as an institution where nurses grow professionally, and are consistently improving quality care they provide to patients and families. We care for our patients as we do our own families."  Porter, who is also the Associate Dean of Nursing Research and Education of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, says there were over 6,000 individuals involved in the effort to achieve this credential across the two hospital campuses.

"This journey has been transformational for our nurses," said Kathleen Scher, RN, EdD, NE-BC, Vice President of Nursing, Mount Sinai Queens. "This Magnet designation validates our commitment to providing the highest quality care to the patients and families in our community."

"Magnet recognition represents the highest quality care practiced at the bedside," said Caryn A. Schwab, Executive Director, Mount Sinai Queens. "As the only Magnet-designated hospital in Queens, this distinction reinforces our commitment to the Queens community we serve."

"We have worked together to achieve designation through daily nursing excellence," said Geralyn McDonough, BSN, MA, RN, Mount Sinai Magnet Program Director. "I am extremely proud to be a Mount Sinai nurse and proud of our nursing community."

To earn designation, hospitals must meet stringent standards for quality, patient care, nursing excellence and innovation in professional nursing. Re-designation is an even more rigorous process, requiring a center to provide evidence that Magnet standards have been both met and exceeded during the four-year period since the last designation. Nurses at all levels of practice were involved in the process, demonstrating their involvement in every aspect of health care delivery.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the "Honor Roll" of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."

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