Mary Washington Healthcare announced on August 19 at a ceremony in the
atrium of Mary Washington Hospital that the nursing staff had earned redesignation
in the Magnet Recognition Program developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
According to Dr. Donna Havens, chairwoman of the ANCC Magnet Commission,
who delivered the news during a phone call broadcast to those present
at the event, the decision to continue Mary Washington Hospital’s
designation was unanimous among Commission members.
MWHC’s chief nursing officer, Eileen L. 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.”
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 6,000 U.S. healthcare organizations
have received the credential.
American Nurses Credentialing Center
is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. Its mission is to promote
excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs.
ANCC was incorporated in June 1990. For more information, visithttp://www.nursecredentialing.org.