St. Elizabeth Edgewood, Covington and Grant Achieve Fourth Consecutive Magnet Designation Wednesday September 16, 2020 Edgewood/Covington/Grant, KY—St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood, Covington and Grant facilities achieved their fourth consecutive Magnet designation as a reflection of their nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. St. Elizabeth Edgewood, Covington and Grant were the first hospitals in Greater Cincinnati to achieve Magnet designation in 2006. Of the more than 6,000 American Hospital Association registered hospitals, roughly 530 are Magnet designated, and of those, only 107 have achieved this designation four consecutive times. “Earning Magnet status is an ongoing source of pride for our nurses, and for all of our associates. It is a confirmation that our interdisciplinary team of professionals put our patients first and provide exceptional patient care,” said Garren Colvin, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Elizabeth Healthcare. “Achieving Magnet designation for the fourth time at these facilities showcases the distinct pride and passion that our associates consistently place into caring for our patients and community.” Magnet designation is the highest national honor for nursing excellence and provides the ultimate benchmark for patients, loved ones and community members to evaluate healthcare organizations and the quality of care they can expect. St. Elizabeth Florence and Ft. Thomas achieved this designation in 2018, which then made all St. Elizabeth Healthcare hospitals Magnet designated. “Magnet provides our community the standard to measure the quality of care they receive when they step through our doors,” said Vera Hall, Chief Nursing Executive and Senior Vice President of St. Elizabeth Healthcare. “Receiving this recognition means we exceed national benchmarks in the areas of Quality, Patient Satisfaction and Nurse Satisfaction, demonstrate nurse engagement in decision-making and organizational support for nursing professional development. We are incredibly humbled and honored to be recognized by the ANCC as one of the top nursing organizations in the nation.” Magnet provides the roadmap for nursing practice and research. ANCC uses this to evaluate applicants, assessing the organizations nursing excellence. The quality of nursing leadership and coordination, collaboration across specialties and processes for measuring and improving patient care are reviewed. To earn Magnet designation, healthcare organizations are evaluated against a meticulous process, requiring participation at all levels throughout the organization. This recognition provides specific benefits to not only the healthcare organization, but also the people they serve: Higher nurse job satisfaction Lower failure to rescue rates Lower mortality rates Higher nurse-perceived quality of care Higher patient rating of hospital experience About St. Elizabeth Healthcare St. Elizabeth Healthcare operates five facilities throughout Northern Kentucky and more than 115 primary care and specialty office locations in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. A member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, St. Elizabeth is a mission-based organization committed to improving the health of the communities it serves, providing more than $116 million in uncompensated care and benefit to the community in 2018. For more information, visit www.stelizabeth.com. 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 serves as the gold standard 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 www.nursingworld.org/magnet.