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Magnet® honors the best in nursing excellence. Cook Children’s Medical Center nurses have been recognized three times, an honor achieved by less than two percent of health care organizations nationwide.
Cook Children's Medical Center has been a Magnet-designated organization since 2006. Since then, Cook Children’s has been redesignated twice, in January 2011 and March 2016.
The Magnet award is one of the most coveted and prestigious honors a hospital and nursing staff can achieve. It is given by The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. ANCC developed the Magnet program to recognize health care organizations that give the very best in nursing care and uphold traditions within the nursing profession.
At the time of our first Magnet designation in 2006, only 10 other free-standing children’s hospitals in the nation had achieved the honor.
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