On August 19, 2016, Mary Washington Hospital received “The Call”
from the Magnet Commission. Mary Washington Hospital nurses had achieved
ReDesignation as a Magnet Facility. According to Dr. Donna Havens, chairwoman
of the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Commission, who delivered
the news during the phone call broadcast to those present at the ceremony,
the decision to continue Mary Washington Hospital’s designation
was unanimous among Commission members.
MWHC’s Chief Nursing Officer, Eileen Dohmann MBA BSN RN NEA-BC agreed
that the recognition was well-earned by the hospital’s dedicated
nurses. “We do everything we can, every day, to make sure patients
have a great experience with us, always.” Initially designated in
2009, Mary Washington Hospital nurses have worked hard to sustain a culture
of the highest quality patient care and professional standards in partnership
and with the support of our Medical staff, Associates, and Volunteers.
The Magnet Recognition Program disseminates successful nursing practices
and strategies and honors healthcare organizations who meet its stringent
standards. It is recognized as the gold standard of nursing excellence.
Currently only 420 of the more than 6000, approximately 8%, of U.S. healthcare
organizations have received this recognition.