Medical City Dallas Receives 5th Magnet Designation

Medical City Dallas and Medical City Children’s Hospital have earned Magnet designation for the fifth straight time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The designation reinforces the hospital’s commitment to nursing quality, professionalism, teamwork, and compassionate patient care. Medical City Dallas was the first in North Texas to receive Magnet designation 20 years ago.

“This speaks volumes to the unique environment our hospital fosters for caregivers to grow, learn, hone leadership skills, and do what they do best — provide exceptional patient care,” said Joyce Soule, chief nursing officer of Medical City Dallas.

Fewer than 1% of U.S. hospitals have received five Magnet certifications, considered the highest national honor for professional nursing practice.

“To earn Magnet recognition once is a great accomplishment and a course of pride for nurses, but to repeatedly earn this achievement reflects the unwavering commitment by everyone at our hospital to deliver outstanding, compassionate care to the community we serve,” Soule said.

The Magnet accreditation also applies to Medical City Spine Hospital and Medical City Heart Hospital, both departments of Medical City Dallas.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes healthcare organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. It provides a framework for practice, research, and measurement of outcomes and comprises various elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care.

Healthcare organizations must reapply for Magnet designation every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality.

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