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Louisiana's Only Three-Time Magnet Hospital Print E-mail

In 2002, East Jefferson General Hospital became Louisiana's first nurse Magnet hospital for our excellence in nursing care. We are now proud to announce that East Jefferson, for the third consecutive time, has been certified as a Magnet facility. Out of over 6,000 eligible facilities in the United States, we are only the 52nd hospital to achieve this designation. We are also the only three-time accredited hospital in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Magnet hospital designation is awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The overall goal of the ANCC is to identify the institutions that act as a "magnet" by creating a work environment that recognizes and rewards professional nursing. It means that your community hospital upholds high standards of patient care.

The Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Program for Excellence in Nursing Services was developed in 1994 to recognize healthcare organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and support professional nursing practice. The program also provides a vehicle for sharing successful practices and strategies among nursing systems.

For patients, the program provides the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care they can expect to receive. Achieving this status creates an effect beyond the nursing department that filters into the entire healthcare team.



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