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Hospitals Awarded Magnet Status For Nursing Care

University Hospital, OSU Ross Heart Hospital and James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute have been designated Magnet hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Only 2 percent of hospitals in the United States have been re-designated as Magnet facilities.

Magnet Status is the highest award a hospital can receive for outstanding nursing services, by creating an environment that attracts and rewards outstanding nurses. It's based on expert patient care, ongoing training and continuing education, teamwork, community involvement and attention to overall patient needs.

The Magnet Award means that our nurses are among the best to be found anywhere. We're proud of our nurses, and have always believed that the very best in the business are right here.

Since 1994, the Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Program has bestowed national recognition on healthcare organizations that demonstrate sustained nursing care excellence. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Magnet Recognition oversees the program and works to ensure that it maintains rigorous standards.

The program recognizes excellence in:

  • The management, philosophy and practices of nursing services
  • Adherence to national standards for improving the quality of patient care services
  • Leadership of the nurse administrator in supporting professional practice and continued competence of nurses
  • Understanding and respecting the cultural and ethnic diversity of patients, their significant others and healthcare providers​