Woman’s Hospital Receives Highest Nursing Distinction for Fourth Time

Woman’s Hospital has again attained Magnet® recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice.  First recognized by ANCC in 2006, Woman’s is one of only 608 healthcare organizations worldwide to earn Magnet® accreditation.

“I’m incredibly proud that Woman’s nursing program has distinguished itself by again achieving Magnet recognition,” says Cheri Johnson, chief nursing officer at Woman’s Hospital. “Earning this accreditation for the fourth time clearly demonstrates the foundation of excellence that drives everyone at Woman’s to provide exceptional care to our patients. It’s a tremendous honor and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire nursing team.”

The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes healthcare organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. The Magnet® Model provides a framework for nursing practice, research and measurement of outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC evaluates applicants across several dimensions to gauge an organization’s nursing excellence. These include the quality of nursing leadership, coordination and collaboration across specialties, and processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.

Magnet® recognition provides specific benefits to hospitals and their communities, such as higher patient satisfaction, improved 30-day outcomes, exceptionally attentive nursing staff and strong job satisfaction among nurses.

About Woman’s Hospital

Woman’s is a specialty hospital for women and infants located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since opening in 1968, it has welcomed more than 375,000 babies, making it one of the largest delivery services in the country and the largest in Louisiana. Additionally, Woman’s operates a level III-S neonatal intensive care unit; this designation allows them to care for infants who are extremely premature, are critically ill or require surgical intervention. The hospital is also recognized for its expertise in mammography as well as breast and gynecologic cancer care. As a private, nonprofit organization, all funds are reinvested into the hospital to continue Woman’s mission to improve the health of women and infants through the latest technology, a highly qualified staff and critical community programs and services.