Magnet Journey

St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital and Health Care Center, Inc. which includes St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, St.Vincent Women’s Hospital, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent, St.Vincent Stress Center, St.Vincent Hospice, St.Vincent Home Care and St.Vincent Medical Center Northeast has achieved Magnet ® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork, and superiority in patient care.

Magnet recognition is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which ensures that rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met. With this credential, St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital joins the Magnet community—a select group of 378 healthcare organizations out of nearly 6,000 U.S. healthcare organizations.

ANCC Magnet Recognition “Congratulations to our St.Vincent Indianapolis Campus associates,” said Darcy Burthay, chief nursing officer & chief operating officer, St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. “I am so proud of your hard work, commitment to excellence and dedication throughout our Magnet® journey. We couldn’t have become a Magnet Recognition Program® hospital without you. You demonstrate the true St.Vincent Spirit of Caring.”

St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital has been on the Magnet® journey for the past eight years, creating a culture of excellence in nursing practice based upon evidence, shared decision making, empowerment of nurses and professional development. The Magnet Recognition Program® focuses on improved patient outcomes related to nursing care, improved patient satisfaction and strong RN satisfaction.

The Magnet Recognition Program® remains the highest designation for nursing excellence in the world. Although Magnet® achievement recognizes excellence of nurses at all levels, the designation is considered an organizational achievement, as all departments work together to provide patient care.

Benefits of Magnet Designation

Benefits for nursing include:

  • Advanced professional practice
  • Development opportunities
  • Nurse autonomy
  • Collaborative physician/nurse relationships
  • Improved satisfaction
  • Nursing excellence

Benefits for patients include:

  • Improved nurse-patient ratios
  • Lower mortality rates
  • Fewer complications
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Improved outcomes

Benefits for the organization include:

  • Improved nurse retention
  • Decreased length of stay
  • Improved patient, physician and associate satisfaction

St.Vincent Organizational Celebration

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