DALLAS, Nov 15, 2023 — Children’s Health℠, one of the largest and most prestigious pediatric health care providers in the country and the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, has earned its fourth consecutive Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence. This honor is awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to recognize health care organizations that possess a hard-earned commitment to transformational leadership, structural empowerment of nurses, exemplary practice and new knowledge creation.
Children’s Health first achieved Magnet designation in 2009 and has maintained it continuously. This distinction reinforces the system’s national reputation, as only 10% of U.S. hospitals are Magnet-designated and only 3% of U.S. hospitals have maintained Magnet designation through four consecutive appraisal cycles.
“I take great pride in our nurses, nursing leaders and every team member across our system who contributed to this designation,” said Tammy Webb, Chief Nurse Executive at Children’s Health. “Not only does this distinction reinforce our national reputation as a top health system for pediatric patient care, it helps us recruit and retain the top nursing talent to further our mission to make life better for children.”
The Magnet appraisal process is rigorous, covering four years of nursing work and several phases. To receive the designation, Children’s Health provided extensive documentation and demonstration in the achievement of empirical outcomes. The data and accompanying narratives exemplified how Children’s Health prioritizes transformational leadership, structural empowerment of nurses, exemplary professional practice and new knowledge, innovations and improvements.
Documentation was followed by a three-day site visit in September. A Magnet appraisal team comprising experienced nurse leaders visited locations across the Children’s Health system, during which they interviewed nurses in various units and roles. While the Magnet designation is awarded specifically to the nurses at organizations that receive it, the entire Children’s Health system contributed to this achievement.
“This honor could not be achieved without the dedication of all our team members,” said Chris Durovich, CEO of Children’s Health. “Our nursing team’s diligent work and careful stewardship are crucial to receiving this designation and to maintaining our reputation for national excellence. This is the highest national nursing honor our organization can achieve, and I could not be more proud of our team and their daily commitment to making life better for children.”
Learn more about Children’s Health nursing achievements in the 2022 Nursing Annual Report.
About Children’s Health℠
Children’s Health℠ is the leading pediatric healthcare system in North Texas and has long been recognized as a leader in pediatric health. Children’s Health campuses include Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Children’s Medical Center Plano, and multiple Children’s Health Specialty Centers. With its academic partner, UT Southwestern, Children’s Medical Center Dallas is consistently ranked #1 children’s hospital in North Texas and among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Its commitment to excellence and providing outstanding care across all aspects of pediatrics has resulted in 10 out of 10 specialty programs being ranked among the best for six consecutive years, including Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology.
In addition, Children’s Health nurses have received the Magnet® designation for the past 14 years, the highest honor for nursing excellence, and it has been named 2023 top places to work by Dallas Morning News and Energage, best place to work by the Dallas Business Journal, and one of the 150 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review for 10 consecutive years.
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