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Craig Hospital Awarded Site Visit For 3rd Magnet® Designation

The public can meet with appraisers in the Patient and Family Housing Conference Room January 29

Englewood, CO—Craig Hospital has been awarded its third Magnet ® Designation site visit. Appraisers for the Magnet Commission will visit Craig Hospital January 28-30, 2015, to assess how the hospital meets the Magnet Components.

Craig Hospital was designated as a Magnet organization in 2005 and 2010 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. In January 2015, Craig Hospital is applying for re-designation.

“This is an important opportunity to show how Craig Hospital raises the bar of excellence. This designation requires ongoing demonstration of empirical outcomes that are the results of the nursing profession and patient care,” said Craig Hospital’s Magnet Coordinator Lisa Shelton, MSN, RN, CRRN.

The public will be able to meet with appraisers in the Patient and Family Housing Conference Room in the Patient Family Housing Complex at Craig Hospital, at 10am am-11am on January 29, 2015.

Patients, family members, staff, and interested parties who would like to provide comments are encouraged to do so. Anyone may send comments via e-mail, fax, and direct mail. All phone comments to the Magnet Program Office must be followed up in writing.

Your comments are confidential and never shared with the facility. If you choose, your comments may be anonymous, but must be in writing.


American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)Magnet Recognition Program Office8515 Georgia Ave., Suite 400Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492Fax: 301-628-5217E-Mail: magnet@ana.orgPhone: 866-588-3301 (toll free)

Magnet Vision:
“Magnet organizations will serve as the fount of knowledge and expertise for the delivery of nursing care globally. They will be solidly grounded in core Magnet principles, flexible, and constantly striving for discovery and innovation. They will lead the reformation of health care; the discipline of nursing; and the care of patient, family and community.”
-The Commission on Magnet Recognition, 2008