NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital Achieves Re-Designation from the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®

Dec 14, 2016


NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital once again has achieved Magnet recognition for nursing excellence

Following the announcement that NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital once again has achieved Magnet recognition for nursing excellence, gathered from left are: A.Bonnie Corbett, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Patient Services; Sabrina Nitkowski-Keever, Director of Maternal Child Health; Kathleen Calabro, Data Analyst; Maggie Adler, Associate Director, Standards & Quality, and Magnet Program Director; Maryann Maffei, Administrative Director, Emergency Department; Christine Malmgreen, Hospital Chaplain (and former Magnet Program Director); Marie Galante, Nursing Educator; and Stacey Petrower, President.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital announced today that it has received national recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® for a third consecutive time. Magnet recognition is the highest and most prestigious distinction that a healthcare organization can earn for nursing excellence and innovation. Magnet recognition is considered the gold standard and includes a select group of only 7 percent of healthcare organizations in the United States.

“I am so proud of this amazing team of nursing professionals at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital for earning a third Magnet designation and their commitment to delivering the highest quality and most compassionate care to our patients,” said Stacey Petrower, President, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. "An accomplishment of this magnitude happens as a result of the dedication of our nursing staff and the support of all of our hospital colleagues. This achievement provides inspiration, not only for NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, but also for NewYork-Presbyterian.”

The hospital was the first in a seven-county region to attain the highly coveted designation in 2007. The Magnet Recognition Program® is the ultimate credential for high quality nursing. It recognizes healthcare organizations whose nursing staff consistently delivers superior patient care with the highest levels of professionalism and innovation.

“This Magnet designation reflects the collaborative efforts of the nurses and the entire organization. I am honored to work in a hospital that empowers all nurses and that their voices are heard. We will continue to work together to deliver the highest standards possible,” said A. Bonnie Corbett, Vice President, Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, “Excellent nurses means excellent patient care.”

The Magnet model is designed to provide a framework for nursing practice, research, and measurement of outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC assesses applicants across a number of components and dimensions to gauge an organization’s nursing excellence. The foundation of this model is composed of elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care. These include, transformational nursing leadership, exemplary professional practice, nursing staff empowerment, and innovations and improvements in care delivery that lead to the highest quality, safest care for patients.

Magnet-recognized hospitals provide their communities with a higher level of care, demonstrated by higher overall patient satisfaction scores and higher scores related to nursing communication, lower risk of 30-day mortality and higher job satisfaction among nursing staff.

About NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital

Founded in 1889 by the Helping Hand Association, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, located in Cortlandt Manor, New York, serves residents of the Hudson Valley and Westchester County. The 128-bedfacility provides a wide range of ambulatory care and inpatient services with 450 physicians on staff in 63 specialties. The hospital is home to the region’s only "No Wait" emergency department, which sees more than 40,000 visits per year. The hospital’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, the first of its kind in the region, provides patients with access to an extraordinary level of expertise and resources, including highly skilled and dedicated oncologists from ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice of Columbia University Medical Center, Medical oncology, radiation oncology, the infusion center and support services are centrally located in one building on the Cortlandt Manor campus. NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital has received a string of national awards for patient satisfaction as well as clinical excellence, including the Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey to Ambulatory Surgery in 2014-2016 for patient experience. For more information, visit or call 914-737-9000.


NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive healthcare delivery networks, focused on providing innovative and compassionate care to patients in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical school partners, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, ground-breaking research and clinical innovation.

NewYork-Presbyterian has four major divisions: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked #1 in the New York metropolitan area byU.S. News and World Report and repeatedly named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation; NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network is comprised of leading hospitals in and around New York and delivers high-quality care to patients throughout the region; NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services connects medical experts with patients in their communities; and NewYork-Presbyterian Community and Population Health features the hospital’s ambulatory care network sites and operations, community care initiatives and healthcare quality programs, including NewYork Quality Care, established by NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia and Weill Cornell.

NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the largest healthcare providers in the U.S. Each year, nearly 29,000 NewYork-Presbyterian professionals deliver exceptional care to more than 2 million patients.

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American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program ®

The Magnet Recognition Program® administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world, recognizes healthcare 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.