Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence
Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Magnet® designation proves that our nurses are among the best in the nation.
In April 2010 Rutland Regional earned Magnet designation for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. The designation recognizes Rutland’s nursing staff for overall excellence and for providing the very best care to patients. A highly selective program, only five percent of hospitals nationwide have been granted Magnet status, one of the highest achievements an organization can obtain in professional nursing.
The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Patients can rely on a Magnet designation as the ultimate credential for high quality nursing and Magnet is the leading source of successful nursing practices and strategies worldwide.
To achieve Magnet status, Rutland’s nursing program had to undergo a rigorous and lengthy application and evaluation process that included extensive interviews and review of all aspects of nursing services. Our nurses demonstrated a commitment to excellence on all levels of nursing practice and adherence to national standards for organization and delivery of nursing services.
Magnet hospitals are recognized for building and supporting evidence-based practice models, advanced training, and measuring outcomes proving the quality patient care they provide. The Magnet designation is valid for four years, during which time the ANCC monitors the hospital to ensure that high level of patient care standards remain.