Nursing Magnet Status

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Boston Children's Hospital's Magnet Status

MagnetIn 2008, Boston Children's Hospital was designated as a Magnet organization by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program, which recognizes healthcare organizations that exemplify nursing excellence. 

Having this exclusive status underscores fact that the hospital has a world-class nursing organization that produces innovations that improve nursing practice. Research has shown that patients who receive care at Magnet-recognized hospitals experience:

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  • Lower mortality rates and injury
  • Fewer complications from surgical procedures
  • Higher rates of satisfaction with services
  • Shorter lengths of stay in the hospital

In Magnet hospitals:

  • Nurses are empowered and accountable for their practice.
  • Patients have better outcomes and are more satisfied.
  • Professional advancement is encouraged and rewarded.
  • There is greater staff involvement in decision-making.
We view our designation as a Magnet organization as both an acknowledgment of our accomplishments and as a call for ongoing investment by our nursing community. We remain vigilant in advancing the principles and values we have established in providing safe, reliable, respectful, inclusive, effective, equitable, timely, family-centered care.
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 617-355-6000 | 800-355-7944

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