El Camino Hospital has a gained the prestigious Magnet® recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC) for the third consecutive time, the only hospital in Northern California to achieve this level of re-designation and one of only five in California. The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® is considered the highest honor for quality nursing and recognizes hospitals that demonstrate superior patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. Independent research has shown that Magnet recognition provides benefits for hospitals and their communities, such as improving patient care, safety, and satisfaction, and attracting top nursing talent.
“It is an honor to be part of an elite team at the top of their profession,” says Cheryl Reinking, MS, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer at El Camino Hospital. “This achievement was made possible by the more than 1,000 nurses who ensure patients are treated with respect and receive the highest-quality care they both expect and deserve.”
This article first appeared in the Fall 2015 edition of the El Camino Hospital Health Beat magazine.