HUMC First in New Jersey to Achieve Magnet® Designation Seven Consecutive Times   
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HUMC First in New Jersey to Achieve Magnet® Designation Seven Consecutive Times

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Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to announce that Hackensack University Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to achieve Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the seventh consecutive time. The distinguished Magnet® Recognition Program® is recognized as the gold standard of nursing excellence, with just 9.4% of hospitals in the United States receiving this designation.

HUMC is one of the most recognized hospitals in the country for nursing excellence with seven Magnet® designations from the ANCC. The ANCC Magnet® Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations that meet arduous standards for nursing excellence. The program focuses on advancing three goals within each Magnet® organization: promoting quality in a setting that supports professional practice; identifying excellence in the delivery of nursing services to patients; and disseminating “best practices” in nursing services.

Research demonstrates that Magnet® recognition provides specific benefits to health care organizations and their communities. This includes:

  • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help, and receipt of discharge information
  • Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue rates
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses
  • Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their positions


To achieve Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and team members. This process includes an electronic application, a written document, a virtual or on-site visit, and a review by the Commission on Magnet® Recognition. Health care organizations reapply for Magnet® recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet® concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality. An organization reapplying for Magnet® recognition must provide documented evidence to demonstrate how team members sustained and improved Magnet® concepts, performance and quality over the four-year period since the organization received its most recent recognition.


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