West Penn Hospital attains "Magnet" status!

  1. West Penn Allegheny Health System: For Patients and Public: News and Announcements
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   mercyteapot
    Yay for West Penn. Not that this has anything to do with their magnet status, it is really just more that I'm reminiscing, but I used to live right across the street from their back exit. I was on the corner of Gross and Friendship. Good memories!
  4. by   K98
    Good for West Penn! Maybe some of the "magnetism" will rub off on their ghetto cousin, AGH.
  5. by   danh3190
    They talked a lot about "Magnet Status" in our Intro to Nursing class this semester. I didn't really understand what the big deal was. It sounded like it's good to be a nurse working at a magnet hospital, but I couldn't why it would affect patient care????
  6. by   ToxNurse
    Quote from danh3190
    They talked a lot about "Magnet Status" in our Intro to Nursing class this semester. I didn't really understand what the big deal was. It sounded like it's good to be a nurse working at a magnet hospital, but I couldn't why it would affect patient care????
    Because there are better nurses working at the bedside... Magnet promotes professinalism in nursing... We have been on our Magnet journey for the past 5 years and this past Wed we found out that we were awarded Magnet status... Our nurses get yearly bonuses for certificiation, for our Career Development pathway, for precepting. We get more money for education, to attend seminars and have an active role in all committees in the hospital. So when they want to change a policy that impacts nursing.. we have the final say.. Our practice committee researches the issue and finds the most relevant evidence before they give the yea or nay on passing it...
    It impacts the care our patients get by making us better bedside nurses.... "Reserach shows" is a huge part of our practice....
    Bottom line... We control our nursing practice... not administration....
  7. by   K98
    Quote from ToxNurse
    Because there are better nurses working at the bedside... Magnet promotes professinalism in nursing... We have been on our Magnet journey for the past 5 years and this past Wed we found out that we were awarded Magnet status... Our nurses get yearly bonuses for certificiation, for our Career Development pathway, for precepting. We get more money for education, to attend seminars and have an active role in all committees in the hospital. So when they want to change a policy that impacts nursing.. we have the final say.. Our practice committee researches the issue and finds the most relevant evidence before they give the yea or nay on passing it...
    It impacts the care our patients get by making us better bedside nurses.... "Reserach shows" is a huge part of our practice....
    Bottom line... We control our nursing practice... not administration....
    Wanna buy some swamp land???

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