Magnet Hospital Designation
Mary Greeley Medical Center is a Magnet-Recognized hospital.
Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing and the highest honor given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Our patient-centered culture isn’t the result of Magnet recognition, though. Rather, this recognition is the result of our culture – a culture shaped, in large part, by the work and commitment of our nurses.
What is Magnet Designation?
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) chooses hospitals for Magnet Recognition. It is considered the gold standard for nursing and the highest honor given by the ANCC. Mary Greeley is the only hospital in central Iowa to have it.
Research indicates that organizations that have received Magnet recognition have lower rates of patient falls, and higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help, and discharge information. Magnet-recognized organizations also have higher levels of job satisfaction.
How did Mary Greeley achieve Magnet Recognition?
The recognition came after a rigorous application and review process, which included a site visit by Magnet Recognition Program evaluators. With emphasis on quality, patient care practices, and performance outcomes, the Magnet Recognition Program measures how an organization involves nursing in leadership and decision-making, and provides nursing staff with tools and training to drive continual improvement and innovation.
Mary Greeley employs approximately 500 nurses, more than half have earned their BSN. Studies have shown that organizations with high percentages of BSN-prepared RNs have better patient outcomes.
What it means to be a Magnet-recognized hospital
It means a lot to work for a Magnet-recognized hospital like Mary Greeley.
Only about 8 percent of the hospitals in the country have earned Magnet recognition. Mary Greeley is the only Magnet-recognized hospital in central Iowa. Magnet recognition tells everyone that this is a great place to work, especially if you are a nurse. If it’s a great place to be a nurse, you can bet it’s a great place to receive care.
Earned through a rigorous application and review process, the Magnet-Recognition program puts a bright spotlight on our quality, patient care practices, and performance outcomes. Magnet-recognized organizations typically have:
- Improved patient outcomes
- Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help, and discharge information
- Higher levels of job satisfaction
Interested in joining the Mary Greeley team and being part of a Magnet-recognized hospital?
What it means to be a Mary Greeley nurse
Mary Greeley nurses:
- Are the center of inpatient and outpatient care
- Participate in shared-decision making teams and projects designed to improve patient care processes
- Are provided tools and training for continuous improvement and innovation
- Work closely with physicians, pharmacists, therapists and other health care professionals to ensure our care is always outstanding
- Are encouraged to pursue advanced degrees and certifications, and are provided support in the form of tuition reimbursement and scholarships. (More than half of Mary Greeley nurses have a BSN degree.)
- Are regularly recognized through a variety of medical center programs and events
- Are provided competitive salary and benefit packages, including IPERS