Developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the Magnet program recognizes health care organizations that provide the best in nursing care based on quality indicators and nursing practice standards. Only an elite group of less than 600 hospitals/facilities worldwide have earned Magnet status, a testament to the level of care Beaumont’s nurses and clinical care teams provide.
Achieving Magnet recognition from the ANCC is more than earning a badge of honor. Studies in peer-reviewed journals have affirmed that Magnet hospitals are able to recruit and retain first-rate nurses, and achieve superior performance and clinical outcomes.
Beaumont, Royal Oak became the State of Michigan’s first Magnet-designated hospital in 2004. Since then, our hospitals in Farmington Hills, Grosse Pointe, Taylor, Troy and Trenton have earned Magnet designation; there are only 15 Magnet hospitals in our entire state.
Beaumont's Magnet-Recognized Hospitals
Beaumont, Grosse Pointe, designated in 2018 and re-designated in 2023
Beaumont, Royal Oak, designated in 2004 and re-designated in 2008, 2014, 2018 and 2023
Beaumont, Troy, designated in 2009 and re-designated in 2014 and 2019
Beaumont, Farmington Hills, designated in 2022
Beaumont, Taylor, designated in 2022
Beaumont, Trenton, designated in 2022
Patient Care is Better in Magnet Hospitals
- Magnet hospitals have significantly lower rates of mortality and failure-to-rescue than those cared for in non-Magnet facilities.
- Surgical patients in Magnet hospitals had a 14% lower rate of inpatient death within 30 days and a 12% lower rate of failure-to-rescue compared with patients cared for in non-Magnet® hospitals.1
Researchers have also found that Magnet hospitals have:
Lower mortality rates
Lower failure-to-rescue rates
Lower patient fall rates
Lower nosocomial infections
Lower hospital-acquired pressure ulcer rates
Lower central line-associated bloodstream infection rates
Higher adoption of National Quality Forum safe practices
Higher support for evidence-based practice implementation
Higher patient ratings of their hospital experience
1 Sources include: “Nurse Outcomes in Magnet® and Non-Magnet Hospitals,” Kelly, McHugh, Aiken, Journal of Nursing Administration. 2012 Jan;42(1):33. “Lower Mortality in Magnet Hospitals,” McHugh, Kelly, Smith, Wu, Vanak, Aiken. Med Care. 2013 May;51(5):382-8.
NURSING EXCELLENCE IN MAGNET HOSPITALS
To earn and keep Magnet recognition, Beaumont has to meet rigorous requirements and provide substantial proof that a healthy work environment exists where nurses have autonomy, are accountable for their actions, have the authority to make important decisions
and can readily serve as patient advocates.
Beaumont nurses are involved in decision making through Professional Nurse Councils:
- By investigating, developing, implementing and evaluating standards of practice and care.
- In tracking and analyzing nurse satisfaction or engagement data.
- In staffing, scheduling and budgeting processes and action plans related to recruitment and retention.
- By providing nursing leaders with input about improving the work environment and patient care.
- By advocating for fiscal and technology resources to support unit, department, facility goals.
- By being involved in structures and processes that enable nurses from all settings and roles to actively participate in organizational decision - making groups (committees, councils, task forces).
- By getting involved in professional nursing organizations at local, state and national levels.
- By participating in continuing education programs and career development opportunities.
- By participating in a professional practice model that nurses develop, apply, evaluate and adapt as well as modify in the course of their work
- In leadership development, performance management, mentoring, succession planning.
Commitment to Excellence
Beaumont is committed to excellence in nursing, and has launched several programs to support nursing staff:
Beaumont Clinical Ladder Program
Beaumont Clinical Ladder Program rewards nurses financially for pursing professional growth.
Success Pays assists nurses in achieving certification with no out-of-pocket costs.
Shared Governance promotes shared decision-making and accountability. Its aim is to create an environment where nurses and patient care providers can say: “I have an opportunity to make my voice heard in decisions that affect me
relating to clinical”.
Improved Work Environments
Magnet hospitals had significantly better work environments; nurses are less likely to be dissatisfied with their job and less likely to report high burnout. Magnet hospitals have significantly higher proportions of BSN-educated nurses, and higher proportions
of specialty-certified nurses.
Magnet also helps with nurse recruitment and retention by:
Boosting job satisfaction
Lowering dissatisfaction and burnout