AtlantiCare Earns Magnet Status for Fourth Time

Last Edited: Aug 04, 2018 8:03 AM
Robyn Begley Robyn Begley
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For the fourth time, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center has achieved Magnet designation through the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program for excellence in nursing services.

Margaret Belfield

The recognition is the gold standard for nursing, and in order to achieve it, organizations must pass a rigorous process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. The credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practices. 

“Our Magnet designation validates what we hear from our patients about the exceptional care and services we provide,” said Robyn Begley, vice president and chief nursing officer of AtlantiCare.

“Whether they are at the bedside, in the community, or behind the scenes, our wonderful nursing staff and AtlantiCare colleagues contribute to the team effort that has earned this recognition.”

Only 477 out of more than 5,500 healthcare organizations in the United States currently hold Magnet status. AtlantiCare is one of 23 hospitals in New Jersey with the designation. Magnet certification is based in part on how well a hospital handles various nursing and healthcare challenges. The award focuses on the quality of results, quality of nursing leadership, management style, organizational structure, personnel policies and programs, contributions to the community, and the hospital’s nursing image.

“AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s fourth recognition as a Magnet hospital is a testament to our enduring commitment to provide the highest quality care to our community,” said Margaret Belfield, executive vice president and chief operating officer of AtlantiCare. “It also recognizes our team’s success in creating a collaborative environment in which nurses and staff can grow professionally and personally. Most importantly, it illustrates the trust they earn from our community, for whom we are so privileged to care.”

More than 1,500 nurses work at AtlantiCare. Their roles range from clinical, to information technology, to informatics, and other specialties.  

The American Nurses Credentialing Center will formally recognize AtlantiCare during its National Magnet Conference in Denver, Colorado on October 24-26, 2018.

For more information about AtlantiCare visit www.atlanticare.org, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, or find AtlantiCare on Facebook.

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