The Indiana University Health Academic Health Center in downtown Indianapolis has successfully achieved re-designation as a Magnet Hospital System from the Magnet Program Office of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This marks the third time IU Health nurses in downtown Indianapolis have earned this honor. Hospitals within the Academic Health Center include:
- IU Health Methodist Hospital
- IU Health University Hospital
- Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
Magnet status is considered the gold standard for nursing care by setting guidelines for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. For patients and families at IU Health Academic Health Center hospitals, Magnet status is a seal of approval for the quality and safety of care.
Magnet status is an elite designation achieved by nationally recognized health systems including Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, among others. US News & World Report considers Magnet designation in its assessment of almost 5,000 hospitals to rank the best medical centers in 16 specialties. Nearly all of the medical centers included in the latest, exclusive US News Best Hospitals in America Honor Roll had earned Magnet status.
“This is just another affirmation of the excellent care and assurance our nursing team provides to our patients and families every day,” said Linda Q. Everett, PhD, RN, IU Health executive vice president and chief nurse executive.
Health systems are reevaluated by the Magnet Recognition Program every four years. IU Health Academic Health Center hospitals first earned Magnet status in 2004 and were re-designated in 2009. This is the second consecutive re-designation for these hospitals.