Magnet Nursing Program


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Middlesex Health 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® was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to recognize healthcare organizations that provide nursing excellence. To nurses, Magnet Recognition® means education and development through every career stage, which leads to greater autonomy at the bedside. To patients, it means the very best care, delivered by nurses who are supported to be the very best that they can be

The Magnet Recognition Program® is the best way for nurses and patients to identify hospitals committed to high-quality care and innovation. 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 healthcare professionals.

There is evidence that indicates that patient outcomes are better at Magnet® hospitals.  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.

Are you a current Middlesex Health Nurse who wants to learn more about what the organization is doing to earn our 6th Magnet Recognition® you can learn more here