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October 08, 2015

Craig Hospital’s Nursing Staff Recognized at Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference®

More than 7,000 nurses and nursing executives from top hospitals are gathered in Atlanta, Ga., to celebrate Magnet Recognition and share evidence-based practices at the ANCC National Magnet Conference® this week.

Representatives from Craig Hospital’s nursing staff are there to celebrate Craig Hospital's recognition for nursing quality. In March 2015, Craig Hospital was once again granted recognition as a Magnet-designated organization for the third consecutive time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Craig Hospital is the first freestanding rehabilitation hospital and one of less than 100 Magnet hospitals in the world to achieve three consecutive Magnet designations.

More than 7,000 nurses, nursing executives, and healthcare professionals from top hospitals around the nation are in Atlanta for the ANCC National Magnet Conference®. This is the official annual conference of the prestigious Magnet Recognition Program®. It serves as both “a celebration of accomplishment for newly designated Magnet® organizations and a showcase of best nursing practices for the Magnet community.”

Magnet recognition has become the gold standard for nursing excellence and is taken into consideration when the public judges healthcare organizations. A recent study published in Health Services Research shows Magnet hospitals have higher patient ratings of care than other hospitals.

Craig Hospital continues to provide top-of-the-line care and has been recognized for efforts to maintain the highest quality standards and patient satisfaction. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Craig as a top ten rehabilitation center for 26 consecutive years, since the rankings began. Craig Hospital has received the NDNQI® award as the nation's top rehab hospital based on quality outcome measures four out of the last five years.

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