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Magnet Hospital

PVHMC is among less than nine percent of hospitals in the U.S. to receive highest national honor for nursing excellence.

“Magnet recognition provides our community with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of patient care,” said Richard E. Yochum, FACHE, President/CEO. “Achieving Magnet recognition reinforces the culture of excellence that is a cornerstone of how we serve our community. It’s also tangible evidence of our nurses’ commitment to providing the very best care to our patients, of which we are extremely proud.”

Research shows that Magnet-recognized organizations demonstrate better patient outcomes and higher job satisfaction among nurses.

“Magnet recognition is a reflection of our nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care,” said Darlene Scafiddi, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Executive Vice President of Patient Care. “Our nurses innovate and implement best practices that improve patient outcomes and they are dedicated to continuous education to ensure the health and well-being of our diverse community.”

Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing excellence and is a factor when the public judges health care organizations. U.S. News & World Report’s annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals” includes Magnet recognition in its ranking criteria for quality of inpatient care.

The Magnet Model provides a framework for nursing practice, research, and measurement of outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC evaluates applicants across a number of components and dimensions to gauge an organization’s nursing excellence.

The foundation of this model comprises various elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care. These include the quality of nursing leadership and coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.

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, visit