11/04/2005

WVUH Nurses Pinned for Magnet Achievement

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Hospitals Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive Dottie Oakes presented nurses and other WVUH staff members with commemorative Magnet pins Nov. 4 during a 24-hour party celebrating the hospital’s recent Magnet designation. 

WVUH currently employs 1,044 nurses and is the first hospital in the state to be awarded Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing philosophy and practice, adherence to national standards for improving patient care, leadership and sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity. Applicants undergo a rigorous evaluation that includes extensive interviews and review of nursing services, clinical outcomes and patient care.

The ANCC is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association and is the largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States. WVU Hospitals’ Magnet status, which includes annual reviews, is valid for four years.

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For more information:
Stacy Pachuta, HSC News, (304) 293-7087
pachutas@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
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