Magnet Nursing Program

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Middlesex is the first and only hospital in Connecticut—and one of only 20 hospitals in the entire country—to earn the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s coveted Magnet® Recognition for nursing excellence five times in a row.

The Magnet Recognition Program® is the best way for nurses and patients to identify hospitals committed to high-quality care and innovation. In fact, the Wall Street Journal has urged readers to "find a 'Magnet' hospital in your area," and said that “Magnet hospitals do make a difference" in the quality of care patients receive.

And Magnet Recognition goes far beyond nursing. It shows our entire hospital’s commitment to customer satisfaction, patient safety, and state-of-the-art technology—all to ensure the best outcomes for you.

Do you have what it takes to be a nurse at at five-time Magnet Hospital?  We invite you to join our team!

Magnet hospitals must meet stringent quantitative and qualitative standards that define the highest quality nursing services and patient care. The evaluation process encompasses nurse-management style, nursing autonomy, quality of leadership, organizational structure, care practices, and career development—all the things that go into attracting, keeping, and motivating the best nursing and other health care professionals.

There is evidence that indicates that patient outcomes are better at Magnet hospitals. Magnet status is important because it is the most stringent quality indicator available for nurses, who provide 95 percent of a patient's care while hospitalized.

The Magnet Designation applies to the following locations within Middlesex Health:

  • Middlesex Hospital
  • Middlesex Health Cancer Center
  • Bardenheier Medical Training Center
  • Middlesex Health Homecare
  • Marlborough Medical Center
  • Outpatient Services
  • Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Shoreline Medical Center
  • Middlesex Health Wound and Ostomy Center

The following areas are NOT included:

  • Urgent Care
  • Family Medicine Group
  • Middlesex Hospital Primary Care
  • Outpatient Laboratory Services
  • Physical Rehabilitation

Read the Middlesex Health article announcing our fifth consecutive designation.