Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center’s Nursing Excellence Recognized with Prestigious Magnet® Recognition

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Recognition achieved by less than eight percent of U.S. healthcare organizations

Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center has achieved Magnet® recognition for its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. Magnet recognition is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which ensures that rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met. With this credential, Orange Coast Memorial joins the Magnet community and represents less than eight percent of U.S. healthcare organizations to achieve this recognition.  

“Achieving this recognition reinforces the culture of excellence that is a cornerstone of how we serve our community. It also further validates our nurses’ tireless commitment to providing high quality and compassionate care to our patients,” said Marcia Manker, CEO of Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

To achieve Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. The process begins with the submission of an electronic application, followed by written documentation demonstrating qualitative and quantitative evidence regarding patient care and outcomes. If scores from the written documentation fall within a range of excellence, an on-site visit will occur to thoroughly assess the applicant. After this rigorous on-site review process, the Commission on Magnet will review the completed appraisal report and vote to determine whether Magnet recognition will be granted.

In particular, the Magnet model is designed to provide a framework for nursing practice, research, and measurement of outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC can assess applicants across a number of components and dimensions to gauge an organization’s nursing excellence. The foundation of this model is composed of 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.