The designation of “Magnet Hospital” is awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This coveted honor helps hospitals attract patients, nurses and other medical staff.
Before achieving Magnet status, a hospital must demonstrate excellence in nursing and patient care as well as innovation in professional nursing practice. Out of the top 20 hospitals on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll 2017–2018, 17 are Magnet hospitals. There are currently 461 Magnet hospitals in the United States, and only 8.28 percent of all U.S. hospitals have Magnet status.
To learn more, check out the infographic below created by Duquesne University’s online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program.