Middlesex Hospital has been designated as a Magnet® organization for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for a fourth consecutive time.
Magnet status is granted for a period of four years. Middlesex Hospital was the first Hospital in Connecticut to be designated as Magnet in June of 2001 and then again in 2005 and 2010.
There are currently 401 Magnet hospitals throughout the world. This represents less than seven percent of U.S. acute-care hospitals. Recent data (from 2013) indicates that approximately 60 hospitals had achieved three designations and only 20 hospitals had achieved four designations.
According to Middlesex Hospital President and CEO Vincent G. Capece, Jr. “A fourth Magnet recognition is truly a significant testimony to the level of knowledge, experience and talent of nurses at Middlesex Hospital. It is an honor that is shared with the entire Hospital community. Through collaboration, dedication and leadership, Middlesex Hospital has once again set itself apart as an institution that provides the ultimate in quality care and safety to the many communities it serves.”
“This is an extremely significant honor for our nurses, our Hospital and our community,” said Middlesex Hospital Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Jackie Calamari. “We see it not only as an opportunity to celebrate our nurses, past and present, but also an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to further strengthening the professional practice environment for all Middlesex Hospital nurses. Middlesex Hospital nurses have had a very long tradition of excellence, and we are extremely proud to have earned our profession’s highest level of recognition once again.”