Rutland has once again joined a prestigious list of healthcare organizations that have been recognized as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which recognizes superior quality in nursing care as evidenced by performance outcomes. ANCC conducts thorough evaluations of hospitals seeking both initial recognition and re-designation, judging proficiency and leadership in the following five key areas that are considered global issues in nursing and healthcare:
- Visionary leadership transforming the organization to meet changing needs
- Empowered staff properly prepared to face all challenges
- Competent, dedicated, and empowered nurses
- Continued innovation within staff knowledge, clinical practice, and systemic improvements
- Outcomes measurement systems in place throughout the entire organization
Currently, only 378 of the nearly 6,000i U.S. healthcare organizations have achieved Magnet recognition. An organization that reapplies for Magnet recognition must provide documented evidence of how Magnet concepts, performance, and quality were sustained and improved over the four-year period since the hospital received its initial recognition.
Rutland Regional is proud to continue to be a Magnet-recognized organization, as this credential signifies our dedication to quality patient care. Magnet-recognized organizations consistently demonstrate:
- Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help, and receipt of discharge information;ii
- Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue;iii
- Lower rates of falls;iv
Rutland Regional is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest-quality care, and this credential is confirmation of our success in this endeavor.
For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program® and current statistics, visit www.nursecredentialing.org/magnet
About Rutland Regional Medical Center
Established in 1896, Rutland Regional is the second largest healthcare facility in Vermont. With a strong patient focus, consistent quality performance, nursing excellence, and award-winning care, Rutland Regional remains dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals throughout Rutland County.
Recently recognized in US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals to receive common care, Rutland Regional was the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures, honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group in the Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score and was named by Healthgrades among the top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety, and is the recipient of the Healthgrades 2015 Outstanding Patient Experience Award and a 3-year recipient of the Patient Safety Excellence Award.
i American Hospital Association. Fast Facts on US Hospitals. Retrieved from http://www.aha.org/
ii Kutney-Lee, A., McHugh, M. D., Sloane, D. M., Cimiotti, J. P., Flynn, L., Neff, D. F., Aiken, L. H. (2009). Nursing: A key to patient satisfaction. Health Affairs 28(4): 669-77.
iii Aiken, L. H., Clarke, S. P., Sloane, D. M., Lake, E. T., Cheney, T. (2008). Effects of hospital care environment on patient mortality and nurse outcomes. Journal of Nursing Administration 38(5): 223-229; Friese, C. R., Lake, E. T., Aiken, L. H., Silber, J. H., Sochalski, J. (2008). Hospital nurse practice environments and outcomes for surgical oncology patients. Health Services Research 43(4): 1145-1163.
iv Dunton, N., Gajewski, B., Klaus, S., Pierson, B. (2007). The relationship of nursing workforce characteristics to patient outcomes. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing 12(3): Manuscript 4. Retrieved from http://www.nursingworld.org/