July 20, 2017

Vanderbilt Hospitals and Clinics receive third Magnet designation

A celebration, complete with confetti, begins following the announcement that Vanderbilt has again received Magnet designation. Photo by Susan Urmy.

A celebration, complete with confetti, begins following the announcement that Vanderbilt has again received Magnet designation. Photo by Susan Urmy.

Vanderbilt Hospitals and Clinics have received a third consecutive Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which was announced in a conference call with the organization this morning. The announcement was the culmination of an intensive appraisal process that lasted more than three years and involved nurses and staff in all areas of the Medical Center.

The ANCC’s Magnet designation is the most prestigious honor an organization can receive for the provision of nursing care and inter-professional collaboration. Only about 6 to 7 percent of hospitals have the distinction, and VUMC has previously received it in 2006 and 2012.

No other hospital system in Middle Tennessee has achieved Magnet designation.