Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Receives Renewal of Highest Nursing Credential with Prestigious Magnet® Recognition

March 20, 2012

Penn Medicine News Release

PHILADELPHIA — The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) has been accredited for the second time as a Magnet® organization — the highest institutional honor granted for nursing excellence — from the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Magnet status is one of the highest achievements a hospital can reach in the world of professional nursing. Magnet recognition has become the gold standard for nursing excellence and is bestowed upon less than seven percent of hospitals nationwide. The status reinforces the quality of the hospital's entire faculty and staff, and the commitments made to patient care, improving professional practice, and transforming the culture of a work environment.

"Renewal of our Magnet recognition is a tremendous honor, and something in which our entire staff takes great pride," said Victoria Rich, PhD, RN, FAAN, chief nurse executive, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. "We're committed to delivering the highest standard of nursing excellence to our community, and achieving this status for another four years highlights our dedication to providing supreme patient-centered care." Read More

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