|[March 20, 2017]
Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center Achieves Magnet® Recognition
Permanente Irvine Medical Center received Magnet®
Recognition from the American
Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The honor was bestowed on the
Orange (News - Alert) County facility in recognition of its nursing professionalism,
teamwork, and superior patient care.
With this credential, the Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center joins
the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Just 452 U.S.
health care organizations (out of more than 6,300 U.S. hospitals) have
achieved Magnet recognition. Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center is
the first Kaiser Permanente hospital to receive the honor.
"Magnet recognition is tangible evidence of our nurses' commitment to
the professional practice of nursing and to providing the very best care
to our patients," said Jerry Spicer, vice president of Regional Patient
Care Services for Kaiser Permanente Southern California. "We are
extremely proud of the distinction earned by our Irvine nursing staff.
This credential reflects the exceptional service our 23,000 Kaiser
Permanente nurses provide every day in communities throughout Southern
The ANCC describes its Magnet Recognition Program® as
recognizing health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing
excellence and innovtions in professional nursing practice. To achieve
Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy
process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff.
This process includes an electronic application, written patient care
documentation, an on-site visit, and a review by the Commission on
"Magnet designation validates our exemplary patient outcomes, patient
satisfaction and work environment," said Ruby Gill, MBA/HCM, RN, NE-BC,
chief nurse executive at the Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center.
"The culture that drives this exemplary performance is rooted in
teamwork, collaboration, innovation, and enthusiasm. I am humbled and
honored to work with this powerful team and I can't wait to see our next
steps and accomplishments."
About ANCC's Magnet Recognition Program
The Magnet Recognition Program - administered by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center, the largest and most prominent nurses
credentialing organization in the world - identifies health care
organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and
professionalism in nursing practice. The Magnet Recognition Program is
the highest national honor for nursing excellence and provides consumers
with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. For more
information about the Magnet Recognition Program and current statistics,
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health
care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care
providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission
is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to
improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We
currently serve more than 11.3 million members in eight states and the
District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their
total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and
team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered
and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for
health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and
world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated
to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support
of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.
For information about Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center, visit kp.org/orangecounty
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