OREM, UT  – Timpanogos Regional Hospital achieved Magnet recognition in November as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. 

With this credential, Timpanogos Regional Hospital joins the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Just a small, and select group of U.S. health care organizations have achieved Magnet recognition. 

“Magnet recognition provides our community with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of patient care,” said Sandy Ewell, Chief Nursing Officer. “Achieving Magnet recognition reinforces the culture of excellence that is a cornerstone of how we serve our community. It’s also tangible evidence of our nurses’ commitment to providing the very best care to our patients, of which we are extremely proud.” 

Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to health care organizations and their communities, such as:

  • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help, and receipt of discharge information.
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses.
  • Superior nurse sensitive outcomes such as fewer falls with injury, pressure ulcers, and blood stream infections.
  • Better patient ratios and higher nurse retention rates. 

Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing excellence and is a factor when the public judges health care organizations. U.S. News & World Report’s annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals” includes Magnet recognition in its ranking criteria for quality of inpatient care.

The Magnet Model provides a framework for nursing practice, research, and measurement of outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC evaluates applicants across a number of components and dimensions to gauge an organization’s nursing excellence.

The foundation of this model comprises various elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care. These include the quality of nursing leadership and coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care. 

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About Timpanogos Regional Hospital

Established in 1998, Timpanogos Regional Hospital is a 122-bed hospital located in Orem, Utah. The hospital provides advanced spine care, joint replacement services and cardiovascular care. Timpanogos Regional Hospital is part of MountainStar Children’s Services and has not only a multi-specialty pediatric offering, but also a fully-staffed pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). The hospital is well known for award-winning maternity care that includes maternal-fetal medicine and a Level III NICU. Timpanogos Regional Hospital has been identified as a Top 100 Hospital by IBM Watson Health for 2020 and is now Magnet Recognized by the ANCC. 

About ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program

The Magnet Recognition Program — administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world — identifies health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. 

The Magnet Recognition Program is the highest national honor for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program and current statistics, visit www.nursingworld.org/magnet.