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Magnet nursing

Advocate Christ Medical Center Nurses Are Nationally Recognized for Excellence

For the third, consecutive, four-year period in a row, Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital-Oak Lawn have been designated “Magnet” institutions by the Commission on Magnet Recognition of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In April, 2005, Advocate Christ Medical Center became the first Advocate hospital to receive the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) prestigious Magnet designation.

Magnet designation is the gold standard by which nursing and patient care is measured, and is the highest honor and level of recognition ANCC awards for excellence in nursing services.

The Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes health care organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing and meet 88 sources of evidence for a redesignating hospital (116 sources of evidence for initial applicants). To achieve this prestigious status, the Magnet Recognition Program requires that a hospital undergo a rigorous evaluation of a three-day, on-site review by an ANCC survey team that includes extensive interviews with registered nurses, and a review of nursing services, clinical outcomes and patient care.

Magnet Excellence. You'll Find It Here.
Committing to this rigorous evaluation and earning Magnet status demonstrates that Christ Medical Center is an exceptional provider of health care. Magnet status exemplifies our commitment to be the best for our patients, their families and the community, as well as our nurses. And for our nurses, physicians and staff, achieving Magnet designation indicates that providing continual, quality training plus an environment in which nurses like their work, is as important as providing top quality care to our patients.
Demonstrating a commitment to excellence, many nurses at Christ Medical Center have certification in specialty areas, including rehabilitation nursing, cardiovascular nursing, obstetrics, neonatal and pediatric nursing, oncology nursing, emergency nursing, critical care nursing, care management and professional development. Also, hundreds of Christ Medical Center nurses are pursuing advanced nursing degrees.

*American Nurses Credentialing Center


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