Nurses at UPMC Hamot Hospital are being recognized and celebrated today.
UPMC Hamot announced today the hospital has received its second Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest national honor for nursing excellence.
UPMC Hamot joins 549 other U.S. health care organizations, less than 9 percent, out of more than 6,200 U.S. hospitals that have achieved Magnet Recognition.
Magnet candidates undergo a lengthy, rigorous application and evaluation process that includes extensive interviews and review of all aspects of nursing services.
To earn Magnet status, hospitals must clearly demonstrate a commitment to excellence on all levels of nursing practice and adhere to national standards for organization and delivery of nursing services.
The designation is valid for four years.
Representatives from UPMC Hamot say this is a huge accomplishment for their health care workers after a very difficult year.
“To have an opportunity like this to recognize them for their exemplary care and their commitment to our patients and community is a privilege for me,” said James Donnelly, Chief Nursing Officer, UPMC.
Tune into JET 24 Action News at 5 p.m. to hear from the health care workers who are being recognized for their dedication.
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