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Baylor Grapevine Recognized for Nursing Excellence

Mar 15, 2012 11:26AM ● By tina

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine has received Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Baylor Grapevine joins the ranks of some of the nation’s prestigious health care organizations including Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Mayo Clinic and MD Anderson Cancer Center. It is also the fourth hospital in Baylor Health Care System to receive the elite designation.

Magnet status is one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can achieve. For patients, this designation means that their care is provided by a nursing staff that ranks in the top seven percent of hospitals in the country. According to the ANCC, Magnet designation is the gold standard of patient care.

“Magnet recognition is a testament to the top-notch patient and family-centered care that our bedside leaders, staff and medical staff provide to the community,” said Beth Houser, chief nursing officer at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine. “It is also a reflection of ourunwavering spirit of culture, teamwork and nursing excellence that truly make this facility a great place to work.”

The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services. Applicants undergo a rigorous evaluation that includes extensive interviews and review of nursing services.

For more information about this designation or the services offered at Baylor Grapevine, please call 1.800.4BAYLOR or visit Baylor Health - Grapevine.  

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine is a full-service, fully-accredited not-for-profit hospital serving residents in more than 20 cities throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Focused on being the best place to give and receive quality, safe and compassionate care, Baylor Grapevine works to lead the transformation of health care. The 276-bed hospital offers advanced medical services for cardiovascular services, women’s services, oncology, neurology, spine care, orthopaedics, diagnostic imaging, neonatal intensive care, intensive and emergency care.

Pictured left to right: Ron Jensen, vice president of medical affairs, Baylor Grapevine; George McCleskey, chairman of the board of trustees, Baylor Grapevine; Beth Houser, chief nursing officer, Baylor Grapevine, Rosemary Luquire, chief nursing officer, Baylor Health Care System; and Doug Lawson, president, Baylor Grapevine.

About Baylor Health Care System
Baylor Health Care System is a not-for-profit, faith-based supporting organization providing services to a network of acute care hospitals and related health care entities that provide patient care, medical education, research and community service. Baylor recorded more than 2.6 million patient encounters, $3.8 billion in total operating revenue, $4.4 billion in total assets and $494 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2010. Baylor’s network of more than 300 access points includes 27 owned/operated/ ventured/affiliated hospitals, 26 joint ventured ambulatory surgical centers, 69 satellite outpatient locations, four senior centers and 156 Health Texas Provider Network physician clinics. 

About the 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. For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program® and current statistics, visit American Nurses Crentialing Center.