Phelps Hospital Receives World’s Top Nursing Honor
SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 14, 2020--
Phelps Hospital has been awarded Magnet Recognition® status, a distinguished designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) that recognizes commitment to excellence in nursing and dedication to exemplary patient care.
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From left, Tobe Banc, MD, senior vice president and medical director of Phelps, hugs Yvetale Lauture-Jerome, RN, BSN, MAS, director of maternal child health, as they receive news of the hospital achieving Magnet® status. (Photo: Business Wire)
Currently, about 500 hospitals worldwide – or about 8 percent – have been granted Magnet® status.
“Achieving this prestigious status highlights our outstanding level of nursing excellence and serves as a testament to our talented nursing staff’s commitment to providing the highest quality care to our patients,” said Mary McDermott, MSN, RN, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Phelps.
The 238-bed acute care hospital, a part of Northwell Health, is known for providing a high-quality patient experience for communities in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties and has been NICHE™ (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) recognized since 2013. The nursing staff – 84 percent of which have their BSN or higher – was also a big part in helping the hospital being recently designated a 2020 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation – and helping it earn the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Phelps is the eighth Northwell Health hospital to achieve Magnet® status, joining the ranks of Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) in Manhasset, Cohen Children’s Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, Huntington Hospital, Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco. The hospital received eight exemplars, or examples of best practices.
Northwell Health President and CEO Michael J. Dowling was present for the official congratulatory call from the ANCC on October 14 and was joined by Maureen White, RN, executive vice president and Northwell’s chief nursing executive; Kevin Beiner, senior vice president and regional executive director, Western Region; Eileen Egan, RN, JD, executive director of Phelps Hospital; and Ms McDermott – along with several cheering nurses.
“Since Phelps joined Northwell in 2014, we have consistently pursued new ways to continuously improve the quality of care for the people of this community,” said Mr. Dowling. “Magnet status is much more than a recognition. It is indicative of the value, empathy and people here who are making a difference for so many as they heal.”
“It’s truly an honor to be granted this prestigious status by the ANCC for the remarkable care our nurses provide to patients every day,” Ms. Egan said. “This recognition would not have been possible if not for the extremely hard work of our dedicated staff. And to achieve this honor during a global pandemic speaks volumes to the diligence and perseverance of our nursing staff as a whole.”
To achieve Magnet® recognition, organizations must undergo an extensive, rigorous process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. The application process entails submitting documentation, as well as an on-site visit and a review by the Magnet® commission. Research has shown that this designation provides special benefits to healthcare organizations and their communities, including highest standard of care for patients, business growth and financial success, and a nursing staff who feels motivated and valued.
About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, nearly 800 outpatient facilities and more than 14,200 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 74,000 employees – 18,500 nurses and 4,500 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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