Baptist Health recognized for providing gold standard of nursing care with fourth consecutive Magnet designation

Baptist Health hospitals are among only 9% of nation’s hospitals with designation.

Jacksonville, FL

Baptist Health hospitals once again received the coveted Magnet Recognition® from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet is considered the gold standard among health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.

The ANCC first granted Baptist Health the four-year Magnet designation in 2007; at that time, it was the first health system to simultaneously achieve this distinction for all its hospitals. Baptist Health earned its second and third consecutive designations in 2012 and 2017, respectively.

The renewal of the Magnet designation for the fourth time reflects Baptist Health's commitment to professional development of the organization's staff as well as overall excellence in patient care. All five Baptist Health hospitals, as well as freestanding emergency centers and Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, earned Magnet status.

"Embracing the culture of Magnet elevates the level of care provided throughout the entire system," said Tammy Daniel, DNP, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Baptist Health. "This recognition is a true testament our team members are committed to continuous improvement to provide the highest quality care to our patients."

To earn Magnet status, organizations undergo a vigorous, multi-faceted evaluation. The process begins with an application and written documentation of evidence regarding patient care and outcomes. If documentation is deemed excellent, the Commission on Magnet completes a site visit at each campus before voting to determine whether the recognition will be granted.

Magnet redesignation recognizes Baptist Health among the top decile in the country in terms of professional practice and patient outcomes.

"I commend the extraordinary efforts of the Baptist Health team in achieving Magnet status," said Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE, president and CEO of Baptist Health. "It takes interdisciplinary collaboration to accomplish this designation and demonstrates our entire team's commitment to excellence throughout the system."