The University of Kansas Hospital Achieves Magnet Designation For A Rare Third Time In a Row

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The Kansas City Royals are battling to become a rare three time consecutive American League Champion, but its official healthcare provider, The University of Kansas Hospital has just achieved its own exceptional three-peat.

            Cheers and applause filled the room as nearly 250 nurses from the University of Kansas Hospital celebrated its third consecutive Magnet re-certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a branch of the American Nurses Association.     

The prestigious designation comes only after intense scrutiny to ensure a facility meets or exceeds 14 nursing standards.  Magnet recognition is earned by 7.8 percent of the nation’s hospitals, but only 3.7 percent of the nation’s hospitals earn the designation three times in a row.

Magnet designation means a hospital outperforms others and is statistically proven to have: higher quality care; better patient outcomes; lower mortality rates; significantly higher levels of patient satisfaction; salaries typically above the average; excellent nursing recruitment; higher nursing retention and greater consumer confidence.  The Magnet surveyors had high praise for the many nursing mentoring programs and the nursing commitment to working with others outside the hospital.

In the video, Tammy Peterman, executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer of The University of Kansas Hospital, says having the honor three times in a row shows consistency of care. The video also shows the actual phone call to the leadership team announcing the designation, remarks by Greg Graves, chair of The University of Kansas Hospital Authority Board and Bob Page, president and CEO of The University of Kansas Hospital.