Mountain States Health Alliance MAGNET Recognition
On its first attempt, Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC) has earned international recognition by being named a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), an arm of the American Nurses Association. JCMC is the first hospital in Tennessee to have earned the award. JCMC is the flagship hospital in the eight-facility Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) system. In November of 2009, JCMC again achieved a first by being designated as a Magnet Hospital for a second time.
Press Release: JCMC first hospital in Tennessee to earn nurse "Magnet" status twice
What is Magnet?
Magnet Hospital designation is the prestigious award for recognition of nursing excellence presented by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a division of the American Nurses Association.
MSHA firmly believes our nursing care is excellent.
What does working in a Magnet Hospital mean for me as a nurse?
- Autonomy of practice.
- The organizational structure supports nursing practice.
- Consultation and resources are available to assist you.
- Because the management style is participatory in nature, the quality of nursing leadership is easily recognizable.
- Nurses have a voice in policies and procedures that govern their practice through shared governance councils.
- The image of the nurse is one of respect.
- Collegial relationships with all disciplines.
- Professional models of care guide patient care.
- Quality care through continuous quality improvement efforts.
- Nurses are provided support and encouragement to continue their professional development.
- The value of nurses as teachers is recognized as a link between the community and the hospital.
Very few healthcare organizations have been able to successfully accomplish putting all these elements together. Through our commitment to Patient-Centered Care, we are continually improving all levels of nursing and patient care.