For the third time, Rush University Medical Center has received Magnet status, the highest recognition given for nursing excellence. The designation recognizes Rush nursing staff for overall excellence and for providing the very best care to patients.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center — an independently governed organization within the American Nurses Association — first awarded Rush the four-year Magnet designation in 2002 and then again in 2006 and 2010. Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving both adults and children to achieve Magnet status and is the only one in the state serving both adults and children to receive the designation for a third time.
This award says a lot about our outstanding nursing staff. It recognizes that we are experts continually working to improve patient care through specialized training and quality improvements. It acknowledges that our nurses are among the best in attending to patient needs, pursuing ongoing training, working as a team and giving to the community.
To earn Magnet status, organizations undergo a vigorous, multi-faceted evaluation. The Magnet appraisal team interviewed more than 600 members of the Rush staff and visited 38 locations, including all nursing units, during a site visit held in August.
Excellent reputation gets even better
Rush nurses play a critical role in ongoing efforts to improve patient care through a shared governance model. And as nurses, we apply our talents everywhere — by volunteering in homeless shelters and parishes, during emergencies or disasters, or by traveling to Third World countries to help others in need. We are committed to maintaining high standards of care and service through Rush's continuing education programs.
The Magnet status places Rush's nursing program in the top tier of U.S. hospitals and recognizes that its nurses are ready, whatever the situation, to lend a helping, caring hand.
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If you're interested in joining the nursing staff at Rush University Medical Center, apply online at www.jobsatrush.com.