Stanford Health Care was first designated as a Magnet Hospital in
2007, and was re-designated in 2012.
Magnet Recognition is a prestigious award developed by the American
Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to recognize health care
organizations that provide nursing excellence. Magnet not only
recognizes nursing excellence, but also quality patient care and
innovations in professional nursing practice. A Magnet hospital
provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality
of care that they can expect to receive.
The foundation of the Magnet model is composed of elements deemed
essential to delivering superior patient care. These include the
quality of nursing leadership, patient outcomes, coordination and
collaboration across specialties, and processes for measuring and
improving the quality and delivery of care.
"Magnet recognition is a tremendous honor and reflects our
commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to our
community. To earn Magnet recognition once, as we did in 2007, was a
great accomplishment and an incredible source of pride for our
nurses. Our achievement of Magnet designation for an additional four
years underscores the foundation of excellence and values that
drives our entire staff to strive harder each day to meet the health
care needs of the people we serve." -Nancy Lee, RN, MSN, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice
President of Patient Care Services
In order to achieve Magnet Recognition, hospitals must indicate how
they meet the foundational elements of the Magnet Model, which include:
Stanford Health Care Magnet Champions facilitate the ongoing work of
sustaining a Magnet culture by maintaining and supporting Magnet
awareness, keeping up the momentum attained during site visit
preparation, and focusing on the 14 Magnet Forces, and the Magnet
Include 50+ staff nurse Magnet Champions from all areas where
nurses work, and all shifts.
Meet monthly, and more
frequently as site visits approach.
Are allotted time
outside meetings to work on and support other important
National Nurse Week celebrations
Magnet Website/Publication of Magnet Moments
Planning Annual Magnet Retreat
Open House Day
The Magnet champion council
Creates unit-based experts who support the evolving culture of
nursing excellence at SHC through education and engagement of peers
about Magnet principles.
Enhances the nursing professional
practice environment through promotion of specialty certification
and engagement in patient outcomes.
Supports CNO rounding
Prepares units/departments for Magnet site