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'The Business of Health Care Report'

PHP Earns Magnet Status
01/14/2008

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I’m Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, with “The Business of Health Care Report.”

Presbyterian Hospital of Plano recently joined the ranks of a select 260 hospitals nationwide to receive the coveted Magnet designation for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Only 4 percent of hospitals nationwide have achieved Magnet status, the most elite designation honoring nursing quality. Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital also have earned Magnet designation, and several other Texas Health Resources’ hospitals are working towards it.

As the name implies, a Magnet-designated hospital is recognized for its "magnetic" nursing environment. These environments sustain an atmosphere where nurses and staff work collaboratively and the culture supports innovative ideas and quality work.

The American Nurses Association says that having a Magnet-designated hospital means patients experience better outcomes, shorter lengths of stay and higher patient satisfaction, in addition to having nurses who spend more time at the bedside.

We congratulate Presbyterian Hospital of Plano for this accomplishment. We also acknowledge Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital in Stephenville and Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro for earning the Texas Nurse Friendly designation, a similar acknowledgement for rural facilities.

For Texas Health Resources and its faith-based hospitals – Harris Methodist, Presbyterian and Arlington Memorial – I’m Doug Hawthorne.

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