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Middlesex Hospital, a part of Middlesex Health, has been designated as a Magnet® organization for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for a fifth consecutive time.
Magnet status is granted for a period of four years. Middlesex Hospital was the first in Connecticut to receive Magnet designation, in June of 2001. Certification was renewed in 2005, 2010, 2014, and now 2019.
There are currently 515 Magnet hospitals throughout the world. This represents less than seven percent of U.S. acute-care hospitals. Middlesex is one of approximately 20 hospitals in the world that has achieved this prestigious designation a total of five times.
According to Middlesex Health President and CEO Vincent G. Capece, Jr., “A fifth Magnet recognition is truly a significant testimony to the level of knowledge, experience and talent of nurses at Middlesex Health. It is an honor that is shared with the entire Middlesex community. Through collaboration, dedication and leadership, Middlesex Health has once again set itself apart as an organization 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 Health System and our community,” said Middlesex Health 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 Health nurses. Middlesex 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.”