Baptist Health Louisville Earns National Recognition for Nursing Excellence
It’s one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can achieve. Baptist Health Louisville has achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.
The Magnet recognition is a testament to providing the highest quality care possible at Baptist Louisville. Achieving this high standard of excellence has been a daily, collaborative pursuit among Baptist Louisville's nurses, staff members and physicians.
Baptist Louisville has become one of only five hospitals in Kentucky to achieve Magnet designation, which recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services. Applicants undergo a rigorous evaluation that includes extensive interviews and review of nursing services.
Research shows there are clear benefits to hospitals that are awarded Magnet status and to the communities they serve:
- Healthcare consumers have more confidence in the overall quality of a hospital if it has achieved the level of excellence established by the Magnet Recognition Program.
- Magnet designated facilities consistently outperform other facilities in recruiting and retaining nurses resulting in increased stability in patient care and patient satisfaction.
- Because quality nursing is one of the most important factors in enlisting high caliber physicians and specialists, Magnet status becomes an attractive force that extends to the entire facility.
ANCC is the largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States. Baptist Louisville’s Magnet status is valid for four years.