Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has once again earned Magnet™ recognition, the highest honor for nursing excellence in health care organizations. The Medical Center is part of an elite group of Magnet organizations worldwide. Less than 7 percent of U.S. health care organizations have earned this recognition. A group nurses standing in front of our Nittany Lion posing in the Penn State College of Medicine courtyard with a sign stating Third Magnet Designation.

Excellence in nursing

Magnet designation is an accreditation given to less than 12 percent of registered hospitals in the U.S. In 2017, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center earned this honor for the third time.

Nurses at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center strive every day to deliver the highest quality of care to patients and their families. So it’s especially gratifying to be recognized with a third Magnet designation.

In issuing this redesignation, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) singled out Hershey Medical Center for for outstanding interprofessional collaboration on quality improvement initiatives led or co-led by nurses.

Recognition as a Magnet hospital puts the medical center in an elite group of organizations worldwide. This achievement demonstrates the dedication all of our caregivers have to excellence and to achieving the best possible outcomes for our patients, our organization and our community.

 

Hershey Medical Center receives third Magnet designation

On Aug. 17, 2017, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center was officially designated for the third time as a Magnet recognized hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

 

What Magnet means to me

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has once again earned Magnet recognition, the highest national honor for nursing excellence. Explaining why this special recognition is important to our organization and our patients is, Jared Dougherty, BSN, RN, CCRN, CN IV, and Stephanie Wachter, MSN, RN, BMTCN, CN IV.

Contact us

Please contact the Magnet Program Director, Kristine Reynolds, MSN, RN, at 717-531-7025.

Medical Center again achieves Magnet recognition

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) logo for Magnet designation

Third consecutive designation singles out quality improvement initiatives. Learn more