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Le Bonheur Children's Hospital achieves Magnet designation

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

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IMAGE: Nurses at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., celebrate notification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) of achieving Magnet designation. view more

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Le Bonheur Children's Hospital has received Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Le Bonheur is among only 7 percent of hospitals in the country to have earned the distinction of Magnet status.

"This achievement is a testament to the exceptional care we provide to patients and families every day," said Nikki Polis, chief nursing officer of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. "We are incredibly proud of our Le Bonheur family for achieving this momentous goal. Magnet is evidence that each and every one of us is committed to providing a higher standard of care for all children in need."

Directed by the ANCC, Magnet recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers rely on the designation as the ultimate credential for high quality patient care. "Our Magnet journey will continue as we improve upon the care and devotion we show to patients, to families, and to one another," Polis said.

The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program designates health care organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice, adherence to national standards for improving patient care, leadership and sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity. Hospitals undergo a rigorous evaluation that includes a document submission and an onsite evaluation of patient care and outcomes. Magnet hospitals must provide an annual status report on their progress and must undergo re-evaluation every four years to retain the designation.

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About Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., treats more than 250,000 children each year through community programs, regional clinics and a 255 bed state-of-the-art hospital. Le Bonheur serves as a primary teaching affiliate for the University Tennessee Health Science Center and trains more than 350 pediatricians and specialists each year. Nationally recognized, Le Bonheur is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children's Hospital.

For more information, please call (901) 287-6030 or visit lebonheur.org. Connect with us at facebook.com/lebonheurchildrens, twitter.com/lebonheurchild or on Instagram at lebonheurchildrens.

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