PVHMC receives national award for nursing excellence

Earlier this month, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center announced that they were among fewer than nine percent of hospitals in the United States to receive Magnet recognition, the highest national honor for nursing excellence bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

The ANCC is stated to be the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world. The group “identifies health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice.”

Factors that play into the ANCC’s Magnet recognition decision include the organizations’ quality of nursing leadership, their coordination among each other, collaboration across specialties, and the processes for “measuring and improving the quality and delivery of [patient] care.”

According to the news release, Richard E. Yochum, FACHE, president/CEO said, “Magnet recognition provides our community with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of patient care.”

“Achieving Magnet recognition reinforces the culture of excellence that is a cornerstone of how we serve our community. It’s also tangible evidence of our nurses’ commitment to providing the very best care to our patients, of which we are extremely proud,” he continued.

In the same release, Magnet recognition is stated to provide a framework for nursing practice, research and measurement of outcomes. Previous research reveals that Magnet-recognized organizations demonstrate better patient outcomes and higher job satisfaction among nurses.

“Magnet recognition is a reflection of our nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care,” Darlene Scafiddi, MSN, RN, NEA-BC and executive vice president of patient care shared in the news release.

“Our nurses innovate and implement best practices that improve patient outcomes and they are dedicated to continuous education to ensure the health and well-being of our diverse community,” she said.

For more information on PVHMC’s Magnet status and what it means, visit https://www.pvhmc.org/nursing-at-pvhmc/magnet-recognized.

For information about PVHMC, call them at (909) 865-9500 or visit them online at www.pvhmc.org.



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