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Contact: Kathleen Mathieu, 201-694-0384 or kmathieu@trwg.com

Englewood Hospital Honored for Nursing Excellence

Maddy Pearson, MA, RN, NEA-BC, Senior VP of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Office

ENGLEWOOD, NJ,

For a third consecutive term, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has been granted Magnet® status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

The highly respected nursing organization granted the prestigious recognition, which has been bestowed on only six percent of hospitals in the nation, after an intensive three-day onsite review process. In addition, appraisers reviewed comprehensive information and data regarding the provision of patient care and patient outcomes from the last four years. All aspects of the practice of nursing are evaluated during the Magnet® qualification process.

“It is a great honor and a privilege to be a Magnet®-recognized hospital,” Medical Center President and CEO Douglas A. Duchak said. “We celebrate this great achievement, the result of the skills and hard work of dedicated and caring individuals. On behalf of each patient we serve, I thank and congratulate the outstanding nurses and caregivers who made this accomplishment possible.”

The Magnet Recognition Program®, identifies hospitals that provide the finest patient care, including the highest quality nurses, physicians and specialists. The program benefits both patients and employees by encouraging and supporting outstanding nursing and a highly favorable work environment for nurses. Furthermore, Magnet® recognized hospitals are charged with providing leadership in all aspects of the profession of nursing. The Magnet Recognition Program® reveals the depth, breadth and impact of nursing more than any other program of its kind.

Magnet® officials commended the hospital for many programs and services, including an organization-wide commitment to including nurses in activities to improve patient care and outcomes. Also praised was the comprehensive use of nurse educators and advanced practice nurses, who are a bridge between education and clinical practice. In addition, appraisers cited the key role of nurses in creating a strong, positive relationship between the hospital and the community, the proverbial “ties that bind,” as discussed in interviews with patients, patient families and other community members. One particular point of pride was the acknowledgement that these three groups are widely supported in their unique and individual needs in all aspects of care.

The Medical Center has exceeded the highest challenges in nursing, said its nursing leader. “Our nurses are shining stars, and a source of pride for our hospital and the entire profession of nursing,” said Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Madelyn M. Pearson, MA, RN, NEA-BC. “Nursing at Englewood Hospital is leading the way in the provision of patient care and is setting the standards for others to achieve.”

The term Magnet® derives from the founding principles of the Magnet® program, called the Forces of Magnetism. The original Magnet® research study from 1983 first identified 14 characteristics that differentiated those organizations best able to recruit and retain nurses during the nursing shortages of the 1970s and 1980s. Today, the forces are considered attributes that exemplify excellence in nursing.

 
About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides the highest level of compassionate, patient care and safety through a broad range of advanced clinical programs, treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in many disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.  Its Vascular Fellowship Program has trained a generation of world-class vascular surgeons.  Additionally, many members of Englewood Hospital’s medical staff serve as faculty at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous awards and accreditations from the Joint Commission, J.D. Power and Associates, HealthGrades, and other organizations.  Englewood Hospital is among the six percent of hospitals nationwide honored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with the prestigious Magnet™ status, the highest recognition for nursing excellence - a distinction earned three consecutive times by our nursing staff.