LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- - Arkansas Children's Hospital achieved Magnet® recognition, putting them among the elite six percent of hospitals worldwide.
The recognition is a reflection of Arkansas Children's nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.
"Magnet Recognition is one of the most prestigious international honors a hospital can earn," said Arkansas Children's Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President Lee Anne Eddy, MSN, RN, NEA-BC. "Our entire team has earned this designation. The American Nurses Association's seal of approval gave us affirmation of what we - and most importantly, our patients and families - have long known: the children served by Arkansas Children's receive world-class care every day from a world-class team."
The recognition distinguish hospitals that meet rigorous nursing standards. Only 378 health care organizations our of over 6,000 hospitals have achieved the recognition.
"Arkansas Children's Hospital puts children front and center of everything we do, and that is most apparent in our entire organization's achievement of Magnet Recognition,'" said Arkansas Children's President & CEO Marcy Doderer, FACHE. "Magnet Status highlights nursing excellence as core to our mission of championing children by making them better today and healthier tomorrow. This Magnet designation affirms that the children we serve are receiving the very best care. I am so proud of the excellence achieved by our entire team."
Arkansas Children's Hospital's application process took about 2.5 years, and included nearly 800 staff interviews. The overall application was 2,100 pages, which is now bound in six volumes.