To achieve initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. The assessment requires an electronic application, written patient care documentation, an on-site visit and a review by the Commission on Magnet Recognition.
Healthcare organizations must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality. An organization reapplying for Magnet recognition must provide documented evidence to demonstrate how staff members sustained and improved Magnet concepts and advanced performance and quality. In 2019 Ochsner also received an exemplar, or significant example of nursing excellence, for the prevention of unplanned extubations in our Pediatric Intensive Care population.
“We’re a better organization today because of the Magnet recognition we first achieved 16 years ago,” notes Tracey Moffatt, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Quality. “Magnet recognition has raised the bar for patient care and inspired every member of our team to achieve excellence every day.”