Inspira achieves Magnet redesignation, highest nursing honor 

Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland and Inspira Health Center Bridgeton attained the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition. Announced on Nov. 29, the recognition is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice and distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. Less than 10% of all U.S. hospitals have earned the Magnet distinction.

“Our nurses bring leadership and expert clinical knowledge to create a dynamic, shared decision-making environment to meet the needs of the communities we serve,” Lydia Stockman, senior vice president and chief administrative officer of Inspira Medical Centers, said. “Our repeated achievement of the Magnet credential is a tremendous honor and underscores our continued commitment to placing positive patient interactions and outcomes at the center of the work we do every day.”

The Bridgeton, Elmer and Vineland campuses have maintained Magnet designation since 2008.

The Magnet Model is the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides a framework for nursing practice, research and excellence in patient outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC evaluates applicants across a number of components, including the quality of nursing leadership, coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.

“We appreciate and value the contributions of our nursing team and strive to create an environment for the best and the brightest nurses in the field,” Tia Sheck, Magnet program director, said.

To achieve initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process and then must reapply every four years to ensure continued adherence to concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality. 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; and
  • Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their positions.

Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland and Health Center Bridgeton represent one of only 56 organizations to have earned Magnet recognition four consecutive times.

“Remaining a Magnet-recognized organization underlines our dedication to utilizing the latest evidence-based practices in the care we deliver and maintaining a constant focus on patient safety,” Kimberly Talley, vice president of patient care services, said.