Beaumont Hospital, Trenton, has achieved the highest honor for nursing excellence through the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program®, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. Magnet was created in 1990 to recognize health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.
The ANCC presented the designation April 22.
“Attaining Magnet designation is such an honor and a testament to the tireless work the Beaumont, Trenton team does daily to bring nursing excellence to our community,” said Gilly Anderson, RN, chief nursing officer for Beaumont, Trenton.
Six Beaumont hospitals have now earned Magnet recognition, including Beaumont, Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak and Troy. Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills and Beaumont Hospital, Taylor achieved Magnet designation on March 17.
“Our Beaumont nursing teams are amazing,” said Anne Stewart, RN, Beaumont Health interim chief nursing officer. “Earning Magnet designation is a team effort and validates our focus on nursing excellence, evidence-based practice and high-quality care for our patients and their families.”
Nancy Susick, registered nurse and interim president, Beaumont Health, added, “Our nursing teams work diligently to care for our patients, families and community. Their strength and compassion were especially evident during the past two years of the unprecedented, global pandemic. Our nurses worked hard to earn this well-deserved recognition and I am so proud of their dedication and tenacity.”
Beaumont, Trenton nurses responded to the news of their Magnet recognition with pride and excitement.
“Earning Magnet designation means that we, as nurses, have exceeded the expectations of quality when it comes to nursing leadership, patient and family-centered care, teamwork, compassion, and continuing education,” said Danielle Bricker, registered nurse, ambulatory surgery center. “It’s an amazing honor and makes me so proud to be a Beaumont, Trenton nurse.”
Dawn Handy, registered nurse, shift lead in the intensive care unit, said, “I think Magnet designation will embolden nurses to speak up, to know their voice matters. It will also promote greater involvement.”
Nancy Thayer, registered nurse and chair of a unit-based education committee said, “I think reaching Magnet designation shows the investment in our nurses and nursing excellence at Trenton. It exemplifies the hard work we’ve done here for our nurses and our patients.”
The Magnet Recognition Program empowers nursing leaders around the world by providing a strategic road map for improving patient outcomes.
For nursing professionals, Magnet designation translates to education and development for every stage of their career, along with greater autonomy at the bedside. For patients, it means receiving the best care possible, delivered by nurses supported in their goal to become the best they can be.
Beaumont has more Magnet designated hospitals than any other health system in Michigan.