Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital Earns Fourth Magnet® Designation
By Kim WatermanNursing November 20, 2018
Awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)*, Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing and the highest honor given by the ANCC. The Magnet program recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, interprofessional collaborative practice and innovation in nursing.
Delnor Hospital received three exemplars from the appraisal team for their work in leading unplanned change, preventing venous thromboembolisms and educating patients on smoking cessation.
“This outstanding achievement demonstrates the commitment of our nursing staff and the extraordinary work they do every day to care for the patients and communities we serve,” says Vice President and Flinn Family Chief Nurse Executive at Delnor Hospital Corinne Haviley, PhD, MS, RN. “This accomplishment not only designates Delnor Hospital as an exceptional healthcare facility, it also positions us as a great place to practice nursing.”
In 2004, Delnor was the first non-academic facility in Illinois and the first Northwestern Medicine facility to receive Magnet designation. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital have also received this prestigious recognition. All three hospitals received Magnet redesignation in 2015.
Of the 5,534 registered hospitals in the U.S., only 482 hospitals — about 8 percent — have received this distinction.