Shands Jax receives Magnet Recognition for nursing

Shands Jacksonville Medical Center has been granted Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), an honor granted to only 386 of more than 6,000 U.S. health care organizations.

The Magnet Recognition Program was developed by the ANCC to recognize healthcare organizations that provide nursing excellence and to promote successful nursing practices and strategies. The ANCC is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.

More than 1,000 nurses are employed at Shands, including several that work within the hospital’s Healthy Start office. Shands has been a Healthy Start provider for over 10 years.

The hospital underwent a rigorous and lengthy application and review process to receive the Magnet Recognition. It is in effect for four years and can be renewed if an organization reapplies and continues to demonstrate nursing excellence according to quality benchmarks and reporting.

Congratulations to Shands Jacksonville for this high honor.