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Creating and Sustaining A Culture of Excellence

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Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is on a journey to attain Magnet designation. The process is thorough and lengthy, and it demands widespread participation throughout the organization. To create a culture of excellence, there will be self-assessment, opportunities for organizational advancement, team building and enhancing individual and professional self-esteem. 

Developed by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC)- a division of the American Nurse Association (ANA)- the Magnet Recognition Program is considered the leading resource for identifying efficient and effective nursing practices.

The Magnet Recognition Program offers organizations like ours an opportunity for high nursing staff engagement and satisfaction. We want to create a framework for nursing excellence by encouraging and empowering nurses to create high levels of job satisfaction, benefiting the organization and delivering patient-centered care with excellent outcomes.

Why is Chesapeake Regional Seeking Magnet Designation?

The Magnet recognition program offers organizations like ours an opportunity for high nursing staff engagement and satisfaction. We want to create a framework for nursing excellence by encouraging and empowering nurses to create high levels of job satisfaction, benefiting the organization and delivering patient-centered care with excellent outcomes.

How Long Will the Journey to Magnet Take?

After reviewing the gap analysis and submitting the required documentation, the final application will be submitted in October 2021. Magnet appraisers will then review the application, and if approved, Chesapeake Regional expects a planned site visit in 2022. 

The Commission on Magnet recognition will review the final report submitted by the appraisal team and notify Chesapeake Regional Healthcare of their decision soon after. The Commission designates Magnet recognition for a period of four years after which we may re-apply for designation to continue.

What are the Benefits of Magnet Designation?

  • Reinforces and recognizes the nurses' worth.
  • Boosts nursing recruitment and retention.
  • Gives facilities a competitive advantage in the market.
  • Attracts high-quality physicians and specialists.
  • Reinforces positive collaborative relationships.
  • Increased patient satisfaction
  • Increased patient safety 
  • Improved quality

What are the Magnet Model Components?

  1. transformational leadership sealTransformational Leadership
  2. Structural Empowerment
  3. Exemplary Professional Practice
  4. New Knowledge, Innovation, Improvements
  5. Empirical Quality Results