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Lancaster General Hospital was designated as a Magnet organization in 2002, 2006, 2011 and 2016 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program. This designation recognizes excellence in nursing services and is the highest international recognition of its kind.

Magnet designation symbolizes nursing excellence. ANCC uses a multifaceted evaluation system to assess for Magnet excellence. The evaluation process includes demographic information and in-depth documentation which reflects how applicants meet all program requirements at the organizational level.

Three surveyors, selected by ANCC, will be virtually visiting LGH Jan. 19 to 22, 2021. The survey will consist of meetings with nursing and non-nursing staff, Medical Staff and LGH leadership.

Interested parties who would like to provide comments are encouraged to do so by Jan. 9, 2021. Anyone may send comments via email at or direct mail:

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Magnet Recognition Program Office
8515 Georgia Ave., Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20190-3492

Toll-free phone: 866-588-3301
FAX: 301-628-5217

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