After more than a decade of work, a local hospital is receiving national accreditation for nursing excellence.
UPMC Hamot announcing today that after 10 years of work it has received Magnet designation, making them the first hospital in PA’s Northern Tier to receive the designation.
A Magnet distinction recognizes that a hospital exceeds national standards for nursing services.
“Those organizations that achieve magnet have lower rates of complication” said Jim Donnelly Chief Nursing Officer “lower rates of mortality higher rates of patient satisfaction and higher rates of nursing satisfaction. “
Hospitals must go through a lengthy application, evaluation and review process.
UPMC Hamot will now join only seven percent of hospitals in the nation with the distinction.
Janet has worked at the hospital for seven years as a nurse and says this distinction is well deserved.
“It is always been an outstanding caring hospital” said Janet Rice a nurse at Hamot “but it’s like saying we do a really great job but we want to put everything we do under a microscope and see if we can do it better “
“What it means is that we have set a very lofty goal and together we achieved it” said Donnelly.