In 2006, the nursing staff at Cook Children's Medical Center was recognized for providing outstanding patient care, when they were awarded Magnet® designation.
In January of 2011, this amazing staff was once again recognized for excellence when they received re-designation as a Magnet hospital from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Since only 3 percent of hospitals in the nation have achieved Magnet re-designation, we are proud to say our medical center nursing staff is among the best.
The Magnet award is one of the most coveted and prestigious honors a hospital and nursing staff can achieve. The Magnet program recognizes hospitals that provide quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice.
"Not only is this a tremendous award for our nurses, but it reflects on everyone here at Cook Children's," said Paula J. Webb, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer for Cook Children's Medical Center. "This important recognition re-affirms what we've always known; we have extraordinary nurses who work tirelessly to provide outstanding care to the patients and families we serve."
The ANCC said there were three areas in which Cook Children's was exemplary:
Congratulations Cook Children's Medical Center staff!