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Magnet Designation

Magnet Designation

St. Mary's Provides the Gold Standard in Patient Care

Magnet Status designation is the gold standard in patient care.  This journey is the pinnacle of recognition for quality in a hospital's nursing program.  St. Mary's received this designation in January of 2011.

The positive results are affirming what other Magnet hospitals already know.  This experience creates better support for clinical decision making, greater access to information and resources and creates more collaborative and collegial relationships between nurses and physicians.  In addition, according to the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Magnet designated facilities:

  • Consistently outperform non-Magnet organizations
  • Delivery better patient outcomes
  • Experience increased time spent at the patient's bedside
  • Have shorter lengths of patient stay
  • Have lower patient mortality rates
  • Have lower incidence of injuries
  • Enjoy increased nurse retention and recruitment rates
  • Report lower rates of nurse burnout and higher job satisfaction rates
  • Report higher patient satisfaction rates

The following local institutions provide healthcare career educational opportunities at St. Mary's.

UE -
Henderson Community College -
Ivy Tech -

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