St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney has again been recognised for delivering excellent patient outcomes by being redesignated a Magnet hospital.
The coveted Magnet award is given by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center to hospitals satisfying a set of criteria designed to measure the strength and quality of their nursing.
Magnet hospitals deliver high level nursing care resulting in excellent patient outcomes. The award also recognises hospitals where nurses have a high level of job satisfaction.
St Vincent’s Private received its redesignation last week. Adjunct Professor Jose Aguilera, the hospital’s Director of Nursing and Clinical Services, said the award has helped the hospital enhance its reputation as a leading care provider.
“Magnet redesignation is a testament of our nurses and all of our clinicians and non-clinical support staff’s commitment to the value of Magnet recognition,” Adjunct Professor Aguilera said.
“It has enabled [St Vincent’s Private] to continue to deliver excellence in compassionate care, demonstrated by high levels of patient reported experience, staff engagement and clinical outcomes.”
St Vincent’s Private first received the award in 2011.
It is the only private hospital in Australia to have been awarded Magnet designation – and one of just three hospitals nationally.