HackensackUMC Receives Fifth Magnet Designation – One of Two in the Nation
 
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Hackensack University Medical Center has announced that it has received its fifth Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center—making the medical center just one of two hospitals in the entire nation to achieve this feat. After a rigorous three-day site visit by the Magnet Appraisal Team in December, they unanimously re-designated HackensackUMC as a Magnet hospital for its 20th consecutive year.

“We are so proud to be just one of two hospitals in the country to receive our fifth Magnet designation,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of Hackensack University Health Network. “This designation is world-renown for being synonymous with superior patient care that is effective and compassionate. Congratulations to Dianne Aroh, executive vice president and chief nursing and patient care officer at HackensackUMC, and our entire team for their dedication to achieving re-designation.”

HackensackUMC became the first hospital in the country – outside of a pilot program – to receive Magnet designation. The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers rely on Magnet designation as the ultimate credential for high-quality nursing. It is the highest recognition that can be bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Today, there are a total of 24 Magnet-designated hosp