Goshen Hospital achieves fourth Magnet® recognition

January 28, 2019

GOSHEN, Ind. – Goshen Hospital recently attained Magnet recognition for the fourth time for providing the highest quality of nursing care to patients. Our outstanding care placed us in an elite group of 59 organizations worldwide who have achieved Magnet designation four times. To achieve this recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the hospital met the rigorous standards for nursing excellence established by the Magnet Recognition Program®. This credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice.

Receiving Magnet recognition for the fourth time is a great achievement for Goshen Hospital, as it places the hospital’s nursing care in a distinguished global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Only 482 U.S. healthcare organizations (out of over 6,300 U.S. hospitals) have achieved Magnet recognition.

“This recognition demonstrates to our community how seriously we take their trust in us to deliver the highest quality of care,” said Randy Christophel, Goshen Health President and Chief Executive Officer. “Earning Magnet recognition once was a great accomplishment and an incredible source of pride for our nurses. Our repeated achievement in this area shows our ongoing commitment to continual improvement and compassion in responding to the healthcare needs of the people we serve.”

Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to patients. These include:

  • Higher patient satisfaction
  • Improved patient safety and high quality
  • Decreased falls, pressure injuries and mortality rates

In addition, nurses who work for Magnet-recognized organizations report higher job satisfaction

“The level of excellence continues to elevate because of the Magnet recognition we first achieved 15 years ago,” said Julie Crossley, Goshen Health Chief Nursing Officer. “Achieving and maintaining the Magnet designation sets clear expectations and standards that inspire and  guide our nurses in their quest for professional excellence and respect.” 

Healthcare organizations must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years, in part because of new discoveries in providing more effective patient care. Organizations applying for Magnet recognition must provide evidence to demonstrate how staff members sustained and improved Magnet concepts, performance and quality over the previous four-year period.

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American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) announcing that Goshen Hospital is a Magnet-recognized organization.