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Nursing Excellence

Magnet AccreditationBaylor University Medical Center has achieved the distinguished Magnet® status, the highest national recognition awarded to a hospital or m​edical center for excellence in nursing. It is accepted nationally as the gold standard of patient care and provides healthcare consumers with a benchmark to measure quality of nursing care.

Baylor Scott & White Magnet Hospitals:

  • Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine
  • ​Baylor Scott & White Medical Center –​ Irving
  • Baylor University Medical Center
  • The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano

The American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC), the credentialing arm of the American Nurses Association, first awarded Magnet status to Baylor University Medical Center in 2004.

Research has shown that patient care outcomes are better at Magnet hospitals, where there is an environment that empowers nurses, values their contributions and supports nursing leadership. Studies show that Magnet hospitals tend to have lower mortality and infection rates, as well as higher patient satisfaction and nurse staffing levels.

Baylor University Medical Center is re-evaluated every four years and has earned re-designation based on improvements in patient care and quality. Learn more about the medical center’s chief nursing officer and administration.

Difference in Being a Magnet Hospital

Independent research shows that Magnet facilities consistently outperform non-Magnet facilities by demonstrating:

For Patients:

  • Lower mortality rates
  • Shorter length of stay
  • Increased stability in care and positive outcomes
  • Increased satisfaction and confidence levels

For Nurses:

  • Higher rates of job satisfaction
  • More appropriate RN skill mix
  • Better delivery of quality care​
  • Autonomy in clinical practice
  • Lower incidence of needle-stick injury

For Hospitals:

  • Increased retention and recruitment of nurses
  • Collaborative work environment
  • Lower rates of staff nurse turnover
  • Increased attraction of high-caliber physicians and specialists
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