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Beneficiary Information: Magnet Nursing Journey

Investing in Nursing Excellence
The Magnet Recognition Award for Excellence in Nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is an esteemed distinction that a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient care. It is a gold standard that only 8 percent of U.S. hospitals have achieved. Evidence-based research has shown that a Magnet-designated environment positively impacts quality, cost and human resources measurements.  Advocate Trinity Hospital is on a journey to earn Magnet status to improve care for our patients, their families and our entire community.

Magnet recognition and superior nursing care depend on nursing leadership, quality of care and professional development. With the help of philanthropy, nurses at Trinity Hospital will be able to pursue educational opportunities related to these key values.

Quality and Safety
Magnet hospitals provide high-quality care, a safer environment and better patient outcomes.  Research by the Gallup Organization has found that Magnet organizations are more engaged in their work, and higher engagement correlates directly to better patient outcomes andless safety related incidents and accidents The Professional Practice Council (PPC) at Trinity Hospital offers nurses the opportunity to become engaged in their practice and inspire other nurses.  Active staff-driven councils are one of many components that place our organization on the Magnet journey; the result for Trinity Hospital is the achievement and sustainment of positive health outcomes.

Professional Practice
Magnet organizations display a professional practice environment with greater autonomy and responsibility, participatory decision making, clinical collaboration.

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