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New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Receives Magnet® Recognition

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai announced today it has received national recognition for excellence in nursing for the second consecutive time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.

  • (October 29, 2014)

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) announced today it has received national recognition for excellence in nursing for the second consecutive time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Considered the gold standard, Magnet® Recognition designation is the highest recognition for nursing excellence, with less than eight percent of hospitals in the United States having received the designation.

“Earning Magnet redesignation is a tremendous achievement for NYEE and an incredible source of pride for our nurses,” said James C. Tsai, MD, MBA, President of NYEE and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  “It is an honor that reaffirms the hard work and dedication of our entire staff and reinforces the core values of our institution and the Mount Sinai Health System as whole.”  Earlier this year, The Mount Sinai Hospital was honored with this recognition for the third time, with Mount Sinai Queens, the Queens campus of The Mount Sinai Hospital, included in the designation.

To achieve initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. The process begins with the submission of an electronic application, followed by written documentation demonstrating qualitative and quantitative evidence regarding patient care and outcomes. If scores from the written documentation fall within a range of excellence, an on-site visit will occur to thoroughly assess the applicant. After this rigorous onsite review process, the Commission on Magnet will review the completed appraisal report and vote to determine whether Magnet recognition will be granted.

An organization seeking to reapply for Magnet recognition must provide documented evidence of how Magnet concepts, performance, and quality were sustained and improved over the four-year period since the hospital received its initial recognition.

“Since its beginnings in 1820, nurses have been a vital part of the NYEE’s commitment to providing quality specialty care,” said Sonja Tennaro, RN, EdD, NEA-BC, FACHE, Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Officer, NYEE. “With this second designation as a Magnet-recognized organization, the credential demonstrates the nursing staff’s commitment to excellence in nursing satisfaction, patient satisfaction, and clinical performance.”
Research shows that Magnet hospitals offer benefits to the communities and patients they serve. Magnet facilities consistently outperform others in recruiting and retaining quality nurses. Hospitals with Magnet status have lower 30-day mortality rates and improved patient satisfaction scores with nurse communication.

NYEE was initially designated a Magnet hospital in 2009. Hospitals must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality.

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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