Magnet redesignation, among nation’s best in nursing


Published: July 30, 2019

LANSING, MI – Sparrow has achieved redesignation as a Magnet® Nursing Hospital, placing it among an elite group nationwide that have the highest level of nursing excellence.

This recognition, announced Monday by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, is the nation’s most prestigious honor for nursing achievement and is considered the “gold standard” for nursing care in hospitals.

Sparrow was originally designated as a Magnet hospital in 2009 and its ongoing commitment to clinical and service excellence helped meet the stringent redesignation standards.

According to the ANCC, research indicates Magnet hospitals are more likely to be associated with improved “nurse-sensitive indicators,” such as a lower rate of Patient falls. More positive environments, like those found at Magnet hospitals, are associated with higher Patient satisfaction with communications with Nurses, among other issues.

The ANCC is the largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States.