South Shore Health Receives Coveted Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence

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South Shore Health has received the prestigious Magnet® designation for the fourth consecutive time it was announced. The award signifies the healthcare organization's commitment to exemplary patient care.

“With enormous pride and admiration, we are excited to share with our community that The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has bestowed the coveted and prestigious Magnet® recognition status on South Shore Health,” announced Dr. Allen L. Smith, President/Chief Executive Officer, William Johnston, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, and Andrew D. Harding, Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer. “The results represent a resounding victory for our organization and, in particular, our nursing colleagues who continue to provide the highest quality care for patients, and our nursing leaders who put in many months of preparation leading up to the Magnet® team’s on-site assessment.”

“Magnet® recognition is the gold standard for nursing practice. South Shore Health is one of only 14 organizations in the state to earn this honor,” said Harding. In addition, we are one of only 128 organizations worldwide to be designated for the fourth straight time. To earn Magnet® recognition, organizations must undergo a rigorous, lengthy process that demands widespread participation from colleagues across our organization.”

The much-anticipated news came during a virtual meeting with Sharon H. Pappas PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Chair, Commission on Magnet® Recognition. “This is a real testament to your commitment to nursing excellence,” Pappas said, addressing dozens of colleagues gathered in the hospital board room. 

“The Commission on Magnet® recognizes your organization’s dedication to the nurses who practice there, to the entire healthcare team, but most importantly to the patients that you serve.”

Pappas cited several exemplars, or instances in which South Shore Health exceeded Magnet’s already high standards including: high RN satisfaction scores, dedication to quality improvement, and positive patient outcomes.

“We are so proud of all of our nurses and want to thank and congratulate our nursing leaders including Naomi Pollara, MSN, RN, Magnet Program Manager, and Sharon Stemm, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Professional Development, as well as all of our nursing colleagues for their hard work, professionalism and commitment to our patients and families, Dr. Smith said. “Their ongoing, deep dedication to the nursing profession enabled us to earn this high level of success and recognition.” 

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Susan Griffin
sgriffin3 [at] southshorehealth.org