It's one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can achieve. Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center has achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credential Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Only five percent of hospitals achieve Magnet status. Magnet status means that patients can expect a higher level of quality care when being treated at a Magnet facility.
"Magnet recognition is a tremendous achievement for Our Lady of the Lake," said Deborah Ford, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services. "Achieving Magnet status recognizes the excellent work our nurses and our entire workforce do each day and reflects our commitment to serve as a team, providing the highest quality care possible for the people of our community."
The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services. Applicants undergo a rigorous evaluation that includes extensive interviews and review of nursing services.
ANCC is the largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States. Our Lady of the Lake's Magnet status is valid for four years.