Kansas City’s Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (CMHC) Magnet team presented a poster at the 2013 ANCC National Magnet Conference® entitled “Site Visit 101: How to Prepare Your Organization for Designation.”
The participants’ learning objectives in this educational activity were to describe five findings from the poster that have potential to affect their nursing practices. Also, attendees were asked to identify at least two innovations that could be replicated in their practice areas.
A few of the notable inter-professional engagement activities implemented by the hospital included the development of custom pocket guides for nurses and staff and a hospital-wide engagement campaign called Magnet Mania Scratch Off®.
As a result of extensive planning, innovation and attention to detail CMHC attained high staff engagement resulting in a successful third Magnet Designation with no deficiencies and 12 exemplars.
“TCD appreciated the opportunity to provide Magnet communication engagement tools and resources that assisted CMHC in their successful Magnet re-designation” said Paul Minton, managing partner of TCD Communications.
The Magnet Recognition Program® “recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice,” says the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) website. About seven percent of all U. S. hospitals earn the prestigious honor.
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics is nationally recognized for their innovative, family-centered environment focused on the unique needs of hospitalized children and their families.
Children’s Mercy consistently is ranked among the leading children’s hospitals in the nation, and the first hospital in Missouri or Kansas to earn the prestigious Magnet designation for excellence in patient care from the ANCC.