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June 15, 2020

IU Health Bloomington Hospital earns third Magnet designation

IU Health Bloomington Hospital

IU Health Bloomington Hospital earns third Magnet designation

IU Health Bloomington Hospital recently received word from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) it was designated as part of the Magnet Recognition Program for a third time. Nurses at IU Health Bloomington Hospital are constantly working to do better for their patients, raising the bar for quality care.

“Magnet provides an environment for nurses to be autonomous and empowered to provide the very best care for their patients,” said IU Health South Central Region chief nursing officer Cindy Herrington, DNP, FNP, RN, NE-BC, OCN. “It gives nurses a platform to explore possibilities, expand their own horizons and make a difference in our patients’ lives.”

Only about 8% of hospitals in the United States receive this level of Magnet recognition.

The team was also informed that they earned five exemplars from the ANCC for:

  1. Implementation of the Clinical Advisor Program.
  2. Outperformance of Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPI) Stage 2+ or greater.
  3. Outperformance of Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI).
  4. Outperformance of door-to-balloon time for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI).
  5. Outperformance of outpatient falls with injury.

The hospital aimed for Magnet status for over a decade because of the program’s focus on improving patient care through continual improvement and empowerment of nurses.

“In 2008, Bloomington Hospital began its journey toward Magnet designation to recognize nurses for their commitment to nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes,” said IU Health Bloomington Hospital associate chief nursing officer Deb Wellman, MSN, RN, NE-BC. “Our multi-disciplinary team was integral in our success in achieving this prestigious award.”

The journey came to fruition as the hospital earned Magnet designations in 2009 and 2015, and 2020 marked the third time for this high-level honor.

“The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program represents excellence in patient care outcomes at IU Health Bloomington Hospital,” said IU Health Bloomington Hospital magnet program director Kim Hodges, DNP, RN, NE-BC. “While designated a nursing recognition, we acknowledge the strength and purpose of all team members in achieving this designation. Congratulations to everyone for this international recognition of excellence.”

Learn more about the Magnet recognition program at