UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has earned the distinguished Magnet® Recognition once again, granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence.
UPMC Children’s Hospital is receiving the recognition for the third time, an accomplishment made by fewer than 5% of hospitals nationwide.
“This recognition represents our nursing staff’s continued commitment to providing excellent care at UPMC Children’s Hospital, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Diane Hupp, president, UPMC Children’s. “We are proud to offer the highest quality of care in the communities we serve and applaud our incredible staff for their continued dedication.”
UPMC Children’s Hospital first achieved Magnet designation in July 2012 and again in 2017. The hospital is one of 10 hospitals in the state with three or more designations. In addition, UPMC Children’s is one of only 40 pediatric hospitals nationwide who have earned this recognition.
Only 9.4% of U.S. health care organizations have achieved Magnet recognition, which is considered the highest honor and gold standard for nursing excellence, and a significant factor when the public evaluates health care organizations. Factors for Magnet consideration include the quality of nursing leadership and coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care. To maintain designation, organizations must reapply every four years.
Magnet designated hospitals are known to have fewer reports of nurses intending to leave their positions, higher overall job satisfaction among nurses, higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication and availability of help and receipt of discharge information and lower risk of 30-day mortality and failure-to-rescue rates.
Other hospitals in the UPMC system that have received Magnet designation include UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Passavant, UPMC Community Osteopathic, UPMC Hamot, UPMC Harrisburg, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, UPMC Shadyside, UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC West Shore.