Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has recognized Schneck Medical Center, for the third time, as an organization which provides quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional practice. Achievement of Magnet designation is the benchmark in quality of nursing care.

Magnet-designated healthcare organizations consistently outperform their peers in several areas including, professional practice, leadership, patient care, interdisciplinary relationships, quality, safety, and nursing research, among many other areas. Independent studies of Magnet hospitals show that patients have shorter lengths of stay, higher satisfaction, lower nurse-to-patient ratios, and lower mortality rates.

Being a Magnet-designated hospital recognizes Schneck’s commitment to continuous work to improve patient care through specialized training and quality improvements, and acknowledges that our nurses are among the best in attending to patient needs, pursuing ongoing training, working as a team and giving to the community.