NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center Achieves Magnet® Recognition

Magnet recognition is the highest national honor for nursing excellence

Sep 20, 2019

New York, NY

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center has received national recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, the highest and most prestigious distinction that a healthcare organization can earn for nursing excellence and innovation. The credential is considered the gold standard for nursing, and comprises a select group of 8% of hospitals in the United States.

“We are delighted to receive this distinguished recognition and incredibly proud of our outstanding team of nursing professionals at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center for the world-class care they provide to our patients,” said Laureen Hill, MD, MBA, senior vice president and chief operating officer of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. “Achieving Magnet recognition is not only a testament to our strength in nursing excellence, but to the collaborative efforts of the entire interdisciplinary team. We are honored to be recognized for a clinical environment that promotes high-quality care, an outstanding patient experience, patient safety, and engaged employees.”

The Magnet Recognition Program is the ultimate credential for high-quality nursing. It recognizes healthcare organizations whose nursing teams consistently deliver superior patient care with the highest levels of professionalism and innovation. In addition to Magnet status, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center received three exemplars for excellence.

“I am so proud of our nurses and our team for this tremendous accomplishment and for the outstanding care they provide every day to our patients,” said Wilhelmina Manzano, MA, RN, NEA-BC, senior vice president, chief nursing executive and chief quality officer at NewYork-Presbyterian. “Earning Magnet designation is about setting and sustaining a standard of excellence, and the path to achieving this goal requires engagement and collaboration throughout the entire hospital, with a constant focus on putting patients first.”

“We are thrilled to be recognized for our culture of excellence, innovation and our deep commitment to our patients, their families, and to each other,” said Courtney Vose, DNP, MBA, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, vice president and chief nursing officer at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. “This team is dedicated to advancing our nursing practice and continually seeking evidence-based, innovative approaches to improve clinical outcomes and the patient and employee experiences.”

The Magnet Model provides a framework for nursing practice, research, and measurement of outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC evaluates applicants across a number of components and dimensions to gauge an organization’s nursing excellence. The foundation of this model is comprised of elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care. These include the quality of nursing leadership and coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.

Hospitals that have achieved Magnet recognition provide benefits to their communities and organizations such as higher patient satisfaction related to nursing communication, lower risk of 30-day mortality, and higher job satisfaction among nursing staff, according to the ANCC.

About NewYork-Presbyterian

NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive, integrated academic healthcare systems, encompassing 10 hospital campuses across the Greater New York area, more than 200 primary and specialty care clinics and medical groups, and an array of telemedicine services.

A leader in medical education, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the only academic medical center in the nation affiliated with two world-class medical schools, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. This collaboration means patients have access to the country’s leading physicians, the full range of medical specialties, latest innovations in care, and research that is developing cures and saving lives. Ranked the #5 hospital in the nation and #1 in New York in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is also recognized as among the best in the nation in every pediatric specialty evaluated in the U.S. News “Best Children’s Hospitals” survey. Founded nearly 250 years ago, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has a long legacy of medical breakthroughs and innovation, from the invention of the Pap test to the first successful pediatric heart transplant, to pioneering the groundbreaking heart valve replacement procedure called TAVR.

NewYork-Presbyterian’s 47,000 employees and affiliated physicians are dedicated to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care to New Yorkers and patients from across the country and around the world. NewYork-Presbyterian hospitals are not for profit and provide more than $1 billion in benefits every year to the community, including medical care, school-based health clinics and support for more than 300 community programs and activities.

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About ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program

The Magnet Recognition Program — administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world — identifies health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. The Magnet Recognition Program serves as the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program and current statistics, visit

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