BARNES-JEWISH NURSES EARN NURSING'S HIGHEST HONOR FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE
FIRST ADULT HOSPITAL IN MISSOURI TO BE RECOGNIZED
In 2003, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to achieve the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition®. This is the highest national recognition for excellent nursing practice in hospitals.
Every four years, hospitals must reapply for Magnet designation. In 2008, 2013 and 2018, Barnes-Jewish Hospital received redesignation as a Magnet hospital. Magnet recognition symbolizes what patients, physicians and the community have always known: Barnes-Jewish Hospital is home to highly skilled, professional nurses who provide compassionate care.
Magnet recognition is held by only nine percent of U.S. hospitals. Thirty percent of hospitals reapplying for Magnet are not approved.
The Magnet Recognition Program was developed by the ANCC to recognize health care organizations that provide nursing excellence. The program recognizes quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. The distinction focuses on a hospital’s staff nurses who deliver patient care every day.