Holland Hospital Now A Magnet

December 21, 2007
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HOLLAND — Holland Hospital became the third in Michigan to garner a “Magnet Hospital” designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

To be named a Magnet Hospital, the facility must meet ANCC benchmarks in areas such as patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. The process began in January 2005 and included a “Magnet document” which was submitted to the ANCC and the public. The goal of program is to promote quality, identify excellence and disseminate best practices.

“We believe that Magnet will be one of the few awards that really set the standard,” President and CEO Dale Sowders said. “It is, I believe, the singularly highest individual designation we’ve received in our history.”

The program has recognized 275 U.S. hospitals, including Munson Medical Center in Traverse City and Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.

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