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Children’s Hospital Colorado has once again received recognition for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This credential recognizes continuing excellence in nursing and overall patient care at Children’s Colorado.
“This designation speaks volumes to the expertise and family-centered care that our clinicians, especially our nurses, go above and beyond to provide every day,” said Andrea Ferretti, vice president and interim chief nursing officer at Children’s Colorado. “I am constantly inspired by stories I hear from our units—stories that prove time and time again how dedicated our nurses are to caring for the whole patient and family.”
This is the third time Children’s Colorado has achieved Magnet recognition, and we're presently one of only eight Magnet recognized hospitals in the state. Children’s Colorado joins the ranks of only 3% of U.S. hospitals that have achieved Magnet re-designation.
“This recognition is a testament to Children’s Colorado and their exceptional nursing practice, the organization’s commitment to nursing, their commitment to healthcare providers and the entire team, and also to the patients they serve,” said Donna Havens, PhD, RN, FANN, chair of the Commission for the Magnet Recognition Program®.
Being recognized as a Magnet facility for the third time is a great achievement for Children’s Colorado, as it continues to proudly belong to the Magnet community—a select group of 424 of the nearly 6,000 U.S. healthcare organizations that have achieved Magnet designation. Children’s Colorado was initially designated a Magnet hospital in 2005, and was recognized again in 2011. Hospitals must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality.
Research demonstrates that patients largely benefit from visiting a hospital with Magnet status. Magnet hospitals report improved clinical outcomes, fewer patient falls, fewer medication errors, lower mortality rates, and higher patient and family satisfaction. Magnet hospitals also tend to have lower nursing turnover and an improved nurse work environment.
“Nurses are the heart and soul of what we do at this organization, and we are who we are because of their selfless, compassionate giving every hour of every day at the bedside,” said Jena Hausmann, president and CEO of Children’s Colorado. “The creation of miracles and support for one another and the ongoing commitment to their profession is how our nurses provide the best care to make this organization as extraordinary as it is. I’m proud to be part of a team that is consistently and passionately focused on providing exceptional family-centered care to all who walk through our doors.”