CTCA Atlanta earns Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence


From Special Reports

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) Atlanta, located here in Newnan, has achieved Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), positioning the cancer specialty hospital among a select group nationwide to receive this national honor in nursing excellence.

CTCA Atlanta is one of just 11 Magnet-recognized hospitals in Georgia.

As the gold standard in nursing practice, Magnet recognition is conferred upon organizations for delivery of high-quality care and safety, innovation in practice, growth in professionalism and overall nursing excellence. A Magnet hospital is one that has met and/or exceeded these standards.

“This milestone is the result of a dedicated, purpose-filled nursing team who embarked on a journey,” said Regina Brigman-Lake, CTCA Atlanta chief nursing officer. “I am incredibly proud of the individual contributions and collective effort that not only led to Magnet recognition, but also to achieving 14 exemplars a concept, practice or program worthy of imitation.

 Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides benefits to healthcare organizations and their communities, such as:

  • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help and receipt of discharge information
  • Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue rates
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses
  • Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their position

The Magnet model provides a framework for nursing practice, research and measurement outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC evaluates applicants across several components and dimensions to gauge an organization’s nursing excellence. The foundation of the model comprises various elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care. These include the quality of nursing leadership and coordination across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.

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