NorthShore University HealthSystem Again Recognized with Prestigious Magnet® Designation for Nursing Excellence
12/20/2019 – NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) has once again achieved Magnet® recognition, the highest honor in nursing. In March 2010, NorthShore became the first system in Illinois to receive Magnet designation and was re-designated in 2015. Once awarded Magnet status, organizations must reapply every four years.
"This honor is a testament to the talent, compassion and energy of our frontline staff who are driving the best patient experience," said NorthShore President and CEO J.P. Gallagher. "Our nurses lay the foundation for exemplary patient care at NorthShore."
Magnet recognition is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing and the highest standards in patient care. To achieve Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. Once awarded Magnet status, organizations must reapply every four years.
"I am incredibly proud of our nurses," said Chief Nursing Officer Mary Keegan. "Throughout this rigorous review, we've witnessed not only a consistent commitment to exceptional patient care, but deep passion for how they put their expertise into practice daily. It's wonderful to have the work of our NorthShore nurses validated with this gold standard recognition."
NorthShore's Magnet application highlighted many examples of nursing excellence demonstrating a commitment to evidence based practice, continuing education and advancement in professional development and improving patient outcomes.