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Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Receives 3rd Magnet® Designation Honoring Nursing Excellence

Hospital was designated as a Magnet® organization in 2010, 2015 and again in 2020 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital received its third Magnet® designation, an award given to nurses’ continued commitment to excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This designation identifies superior quality in nursing care and is the highest international honor for nursing practice.

“Magnet Recognition is not merely an award or a badge of honor—it is steadfast proof of a hard-earned commitment to excellence in health care, with contented nurses at its heart,” quotes Denise Majeski, MSN, RN, ACM, NE-BC, Bernthal Family Chief Nurse Executive at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. “We are humbled to be re-designated, as this puts Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital in the 9% of hospitals in the U.S. that have achieved this status.”

The ANCC Commission on Magnet identified eight exemplars showcasing Lake Forest Hospital nurses’ contributions to high quality and patient-centered care, 100% of the time.

Four exemplars relate to:
-Patient falls for all inpatient, emergency and ambulatory departments
-Hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI)
-Central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)
-Device-related hospital acquired pressure injuries

Four exemplars relate to consistent outperformance in:
-Patient Engagement
-Patient Education
-Courtesy and Respect
-Careful Listening

Currently, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital is one of only 523 hospitals in the U.S. to have received Magnet Recognition.

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