Baylor Scott & White Health – College Station Region has received a prestigious distinction for nursing excellence.

(courtesy Baylor Scott & White)

The healthcare system, which includes two hospitals and 16 clinics in the region, became the first in the Brazos Valley to receive the Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Fewer than 10 percent of U.S. hospitals, and even fewer regions, earn the recognition, which goes to organizations where nursing leaders successfully align nursing strategic goals to improve the experience of patients. 

According to a release from Baylor Scott & White, the designation involves a rigorous process and requires widespread participation from hospital leadership and care team members.  It also includes a highly detailed on-site review by ANCC surveyors, who are national nursing experts.

Appraisers noted exemplary efforts in 11 areas, including outperforming national benchmarks in several areas of patient care.  The team was also recognized for commitment to the community through local efforts such as STOP THE BLEED® education, retention of nursing staff and strong leadership shown by staff to pursue advanced education and certifications across all nursing specialties.

Baylor Scott & White – College Station Region Chief Nursing Officer Jana Elliott said the designation is “a testament to the team’s hard work to create an open environment that engages staff, facilitates great ideas and allows us to improve patient outcomes.”

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