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Garnet Health Medical Center, formerly Orange Regional Medical Center, has once again achieved Magnet recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This recognition is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice. 

Garnet Health Medical Center is the only hospital in Orange County to achieve Magnet redesignation. 

“Magnet recognition provides our community with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of patient care,” said Interim Chief Nursing Officer/Vice President Patient Care Services Debora Snyder, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CEN. “To earn Magnet recognition once was a great accomplishment and an incredible source of pride for our nurses. Our repeated achievement of this credential underscores the foundation of excellence and values that drive our entire staff to strive harder each day to meet the health care needs of the people we serve.” 

With this credential, Garnet Health Medical Center joins the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Only 10.5 percent of health care organizations in the nation have achieved Magnet recognition. 

Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to health care organizations and their communities, such as: 

  • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help and receipt of discharge information. 
  • Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue rates. 
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses. 
  • Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their positions. 

Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing excellence and is a factor when the choosing a health care organization. U.S. News & World Report’s annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals” includes Magnet recognition in its ranking criteria for quality of inpatient care. 

The Magnet Model provides a framework for nursing practice, research, and measurement of outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC evaluates applicants across a number of components and dimensions to gauge an organization’s nursing excellence. 

The foundation of this model comprises various elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care. These include the quality of nursing leadership and coordination and interdisciplinary collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care. 

To achieve Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. This process includes an extensive electronic application, organizational performance metrics consistent with ANCC standards, a 3 day on-site visit by 3 nurse appraisers, and a review by the 8 member Commission on Magnet Recognition. Health care organizations must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality. 

To learn more about career opportunities at Garnet Health, visit garnethealth.org/careers
To learn more about Nursing at Garnet Health Medical Center, visit garnethealth.org/nursing 

About ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program 

The Magnet Recognition Program — administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world — identifies health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. 

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Garnet Health Medical Center features seven floors of state-of-the-art technology and provides 383 beds and employs approximately 3,300 healthcare professionals.

In addition to inpatient services, highlights of Garnet Health Medical Center include a cancer center and a five-story outpatient services building on the main campus, featuring Garnet Health Doctors with primary care and specialty physicians, urgent care, outpatient surgical and diagnostic services and more. Garnet Health Medical Center was named by Healthgrades as one of the 100 best hospitals nationally for cardiac intervention and General Surgery and was a recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™. Garnet Health Medical Center also achieved the Healthgrades 2019, 2020 and 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™ placing the hospital in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance. It is a designated Magnet hospital recognizing excellence in Nursing; a recipient of the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite; and its Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system has achieved Stage 7 which is the highest level on HIMSS Analytics’ EMR adoption model. Garnet Health Medical Center is an Academic Affiliate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. It is also a member of Garnet Health, the corporate parent of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health – Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Urgent Care, Garnet Health Medical Center Foundation and Garnet Health – Catskills Foundation. Garnet Health is recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies. 

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