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Magnet Recognized

Excela Health is proud to hold System Magnet® Designation. This is a reflection of our nursing professionalism, strong collaboration and teamwork, and superiority in patient care. This honor was bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® and distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. Just eight percent of U.S. healthcare organizations out of more than 6,300 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet® recognition. In Pennsylvania, only 35 healthcare organizations hold this designation.

To achieve Magnet® recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. Excela Health was identified as exemplary in three areas, including: community advocacy, partnering with patients and innovation.

Considered the gold standard, Magnet® recognition is the highest recognition for nursing excellence and is a key factor when those seeking care evaluate healthcare organizations.

Research shows that Magnet-recognized organizations consistently demonstrate:

· 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.

· Lower rates of falls.

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