Lancaster General Hospital has attained Magnet recognition for the fourth consecutive time. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes healthcare organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice and is effective for four years.
Just 441 U.S. healthcare organizations out of more than 6,300 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition. LGH is one of only 27 hospitals in Pennsylvania to achieve the recognition, and only the third Pennsylvania hospital to have achieved recognition four times.
“Magnet recognition is a tremendous honor and reflects our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to this community,” said Jan Bergen, President and CEO of LG Health. “To earn Magnet recognition once was a great accomplishment and an incredible source of pride for our nurses. Our repeated achievement of this credential underscores the foundation of excellence and values that drive our entire staff to strive harder each day to meet the healthcare needs of the people we serve.”
To achieve initial Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. This process includes an electronic application, written documentation that describes the evidence of meeting the rigorous Magnet standards, an on-site visit, and a review by the Commission on Magnet Recognition.