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Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital Achieves Magnet Recognition, the Highest National Honor for Nursing Excellence

October 28, 2020 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital Achieves Magnet Recognition, the Highest National Honor for Nursing Excellence

Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital has been awarded national Magnet recognition for its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient

Only a small and select group of U.S. healthcare organizations have achieved Magnet recognition. With this credential, Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge
Hospital joins the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations as of October. It is the third Prisma Health hospital to receive Magnet
recognition, joining Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital and Prisma Health Greer Memorial Hospital. There are only six Magnet-designated
hospitals in South Carolina.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence.

“Prisma Health is focused on excellence in nursing practice. Magnet designation is the outcome of this commitment. We could not be prouder of our Prisma
Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital nursing and support teams who have been working so diligently toward this well-deserved recognition,” said Prisma
Health Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Carolyn Swinton.

“Magnet recognition provides our community with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of patient care,” said Tina Ralyea, chief nursing officer
for Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital. “Achieving Magnet recognition reinforces the culture of excellence that is a cornerstone of how we
serve our community. We are extremely proud of this achievement, which serves as tangible evidence of our nurses’ commitment to providing the very
best care to our patients.”

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 public judges health care organizations. 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, the American Nurses Credentialing
Center (AANC) evaluates applicants across several 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 collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of

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