Texas Children’s prepares for site visit, crucial step towards Magnet® re-designation

December 5, 2017

In a little over a month, a Magnet appraiser team will visit Texas Children’s facilities for a site visit, which represents a huge milestone in the hospital’s journey towards achieving Magnet® re-designation.

Since 2003, Texas Children’s has been a Magnet-designated organization. Every four years, the hospital applies for Magnet® re-designation, which is the highest and most prestigious recognition provided by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and reflects Texas Children’s commitment to providing excellent patient care.

From January 22 to 24, 2018, Magnet® appraisers will conduct a site visit at Texas Children’s, which is one of the many required steps to obtain Magnet® re-designation. The site visit will provide an opportunity for nurses and the entire health care team to engage with the Magnet® appraisers, share their exceptional accomplishments, and highlight our great partnership, exceptional care delivery and collaboration to enhance patient outcomes. After the site visit, the Magnet® appraisers will submit a report to the Commission on Magnet®, which makes the final determination regarding Texas Children’s Magnet® re-designation.

From now until the Magnet® site visit in mid-January, a special series will be featured on Connect highlighting what Texas Children’s employees “need to know” regarding this important site visit.

To start the series off, we’ll answer the questions: “What is Magnet?”… and “Why is it so important?”

What is Magnet?

Magnet is a credential bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center which formally recognizes an organization’s attainment of nursing excellence.

Why is it so important?

Obtaining and maintaining Magnet designation is important because it benefits patients, nurses and our organization. Examples of the benefits include:

  • Enhanced ability to attract and retain top talent
  • Improved patient outcomes, safety and satisfaction
  • Strengthened collaborative culture
  • Advanced nursing practice and shared governance structure
  • Heightened business and financial successes

Stay tuned to Connect for more of what you “need to know” regarding our upcoming Magnet® site visit. To learn more about the ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program®, click here