Mt. Sinai Hospital Canada’s first Magnet(TM) Hospital

16 January 2015

The Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing is delighted to hear that our fully affiliated partner, Mt. Sinai Hospital, has been designated a Magnet Hospital. Mt. Sinai is the first hospital in Canada to receive this important recognition.

“Mt. Sinai’s commitment to nursing excellence and hard work has paid off with an important and rare distinction: The Magnet Hospital designation recognizes that Mt. Sinai delivers quality patient care, excellent nursing care, and innovative nursing practice. Congratulations to all at Mt. Sinai,” says Bloomberg Nursing Dean Linda Johnston.

The Magnet Recognition Program was conceived and developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. It recognizes health care organizations that provide quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Magnet hospitals are known for advancing nursing standards and practice, as well as improving patient care, safety and satisfaction. The application procedure is complex and demanding, and few hospitals achieve Magnet designation. The first Magnet hospital was designated in 1994, and non-US health care organizations were able to participate in 2000. In the US, approximately 6.61% of all registered hospitals have achieved Magnet Recognition status. Mt. Sinai is the first and only Canadian hospital – and one of only eight institutions outside the US – to achieve Magnet designation.

Bloomberg Nursing is proud to be a partner in nursing excellence with Mt. Sinai Hospital, and we extend our warmest congratulations to the entire team.