CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Nursing has gotten national attention at New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital for the third consecutive time.
The hospital has received national recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program.
Magnet recognition is considered the gold standard and includes a select group of 7 percent of healthcare organizations across the country.
It is the highest and most prestigious distinction that a healthcare organization can earn for nursing excellence and innovation, according to the announcement.
"An accomplishment of this magnitude happens as a result of the dedication of our nursing staff and the support of all of our hospital colleagues,” said Stacey Petrower, President, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital.
“This achievement provides inspiration, not only for NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, but also for NewYork-Presbyterian.”
The hospital was the first in a seven-county region to attain the designation in 2007, said the release.
The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations whose nursing staff consistently delivers superior patient care with the highest levels of professionalism and innovation.
“This Magnet designation reflects the collaborative efforts of the nurses and the entire organization. I am honored to work in a hospital that empowers all nurses and that their voices are heard. We will continue to work together to deliver the highest standards possible,” said A. Bonnie Corbett, Vice President, Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital.
The Magnet model is composed of elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care. These include transformational nursing leadership, exemplary professional practice, nursing staff empowerment, and innovations and improvements in care delivery that lead to the highest quality, safest care for patients.