The Only Magnet Hospital in Lincoln
Saint Elizabeth was designated as a Magnet organization in 2004 and 2009 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. In March 2014, Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center is applying for re-designation.
Patients, family members, staff and interested parties who would like to provide comments are encouraged to do so by February 21, 2014. Learn more.
What does a Magnet Hospital provide for the residents of Lincoln and the surrounding communities?
- A hospital where patient care is determined by the highest standards in nursing
The Standards are established by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA).
- A facility that has been through a rigorous review by nursing experts
Three or four appraisers interview hundreds of patients, staff, physicians and the public during a three – five day review.
- Clinical outcomes and the nurse satisfaction scores that validate the use of the ANCC standards of care
Patients experience high-quality, compassionate care, some refer to it as the “Saint Elizabeth difference.”
- An environment that focuses on patient safety
Magnet Hospitals have fewer pressure ulcers, fewer patient falls and lower mortality rates.
- Surveys that consistently show high Patient Satisfaction scores
Consumers are confident and very satisfied with the care they receive.
- The practice of evidence-based care
The latest research determines the best methods for delivering care to patients.
- An entire Medical Center that believes in providing the highest quality of care
All departments deliver care that is beyond what is expected.
- An institution where continuing professional development is expected
Nurses are committed to increasing their knowledge to help the entire patient care team.
Did you know?
- Less than eight percent of all U.S. community hospitals have achieved Magnet status
- We are one of only five magnet hospitals in Nebraska
- Saint Elizabeth is the only Magnet hospital in Lincoln