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A Baltimore hospital used the five Magnet components as a framework for
transforming its bedside medication administration process. Involving directcare
nurses in decision making was a key aspect of the project.
At one community hospital, nurses, physicians, and administrators worked together to build the infrastructure for Magnet® and just culture into their organization, aiding their pursuit of healthcare excellence.
Last October’s conference honored 40 newly designated and 64 redesignated Magnet organizations, announced the 2010 Magnet Prize recipient, honored Magnet Prize Honors winners, and recognized individual nurse leaders for their outstanding service and contributions.
This article kicks off our series that examines the distinguishing traits of Magnet hospitals and discusses strategies that can make healthcare facilities more “magnetic.”
At a rural hospital working toward Magnet recognition, adopting shared decision-making governance increased nurses’ confidence and boosted interdisciplinary collaboration.