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Baptist Health Recognized for Providing Gold Standard of Nursing Care with Fourth Consecutive Magnet Designation

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By Baptist Health

10-24-22

Baptist Health hospitals are among only 9% of nation’s hospitals with designation.Jacksonville, Fla., October 24, 2022 – Baptist Health hospitals once again received the coveted Magnet Recognition® from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet is considered the gold standard among health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.

The ANCC first granted Baptist Health the four-year Magnet designation in 2007; at that time, it was the first health system to simultaneously achieve this distinction for all its hospitals. Baptist Health earned its second and third consecutive designations in 2012 and 2017, respectively.

The renewal of the Magnet designation for the fourth time reflects Baptist Health’s commitment to professional development of the organization’s staff as well as overall excellence in patient care. All five Baptist Health hospitals, as well as freestanding emergency centers and Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, earned Magnet status.“Embracing the culture of Magnet elevates the level of care provided throughout the entire system,” said Tammy Daniel, DNP, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Baptist Health. “This recognition is a true testament our team members are committed to continuous improvement to provide the highest quality care to our patients.”

To earn Magnet status, organizations undergo a vigorous, multi-faceted evaluation. The process begins with an application and written documentation of evidence regarding patient care and outcomes. If documentation is deemed excellent, the Commission on Magnet completes a site visit at each campus before voting to determine whether the recognition will be granted.

Magnet redesignation recognizes Baptist Health among the top decile in the country in terms of professional practice and patient outcomes. “I commend the extraordinary efforts of the Baptist Health team in achieving Magnet status,” said Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE, president and CEO of Baptist Health. “It takes interdisciplinary collaboration to accomplish this designation and demonstrates our entire team’s commitment to excellence throughout the system.”  

About Baptist Health
 Baptist Health is a faith-based, mission-driven system in Northeast Florida comprised of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville; Baptist Medical Center Beaches; Baptist Medical Center Nassau; Baptist Medical Center South and Wolfson Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. All Baptist Health hospitals have achieved Magnet™ status for excellence in patient care. Baptist Health is part of Coastal Community Health, a highly integrated regional hospital network focused on significant initiatives designed to enhance the quality and value of care provided to our contiguous communities. Baptist Health has the area’s only dedicated heart hospital; orthopedic institute; women’s services; neurological institute, including comprehensive neurosurgical services, a comprehensive stroke center and two primary stroke centers; a Bariatric Center of Excellence; a full range of psychology and psychiatry services; urgent care services; primary and specialty care physicians’ offices throughout Northeast Florida; and Baptist Home Health Care by BAYADA. The Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center is a regional destination for multidisciplinary cancer care, which is clinically integrated with the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the internationally renowned cancer treatment and research institution in Houston. For more details, visit baptistjax.com.
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