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Four Time Honored with Magnet Status- Proud to be a St. Joesph's RN

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Saint Joseph's Hospital Earns Magnet Again

Monday March 9, 2009

Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta is getting used to Magnet Recognition celebrations.

On March 18, the hospital announced its fourth designation as a Magnet facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The honor was announced in front of a full auditorium of RNs and staff members.

"This fourth designation speaks to the near 20-year commitment Saint Joseph's has to its nurses and nursing services," said Kim Sharkey, RN, MBA, CNAA, chief nursing officer, in a news release. "Each redesignation is more rigorous than the last and requires untold dedication to 14 'forces' containing more than 160 criteria, continuous program development and documentation, shared governance for patient care, and support from the entire nursing and administrative staffs."

Saint Joseph's first received Magnet status, the highest honor a nursing team can receive, in 1995. The program recognizes hospitals where the nursing staff delivers excellent patient outcomes, where nurses have a high level of job satisfaction, and where there is a low staff nurse turnover rate and appropriate grievance resolution....

http://include.nurse.com/article/20090309/SE02/103090172

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