Parkview again achieves Magnet recognition

Last Modified: 9/29/2022

Fifteen years ago, Parkview Health began a journey. In 2017, we received the call that Parkview hospitals had joined the ranks of the nation’s most elite by achieving Magnet® recognition. And on Thursday, September 15, 2022, we heard from the American Nursing Association that we had again attained Magnet recognition. According to the ANCC, only 9.4 percent of hospitals in the United States  have earned the elite Magnet status.

All nine of the Parkview Health hospitals that earned initial Magnet accreditation in 2017 have earned re-accreditation this year. Those hospitals are:

  • Parkview Huntington Hospital
  • Parkview LaGrange Hospital
  • Parkview Noble Hospital
  • Parkview Ortho Hospital
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center and Affiliates (which includes Parkview Regional Medical Center, Parkview Hospital Randallia and Parkview Behavioral Health Institute)
  • Parkview Wabash Hospital
  • Parkview Whitley Hospital

As the newest member of the health system, Parkview DeKalb Hospital will be eligible for Magnet recognition during the next accreditation cycle.

What is Magnet?

Magnet designation is granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which ensures that rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met.

To achieve Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy review process that demands widespread participation from leadership and co-workers. The process includes an electronic application, written patient care documentation, on-site visits to each hospital and a review by the Commission on Magnet Recognition.

Of the more than 6,300 hospitals in the United States, only 591 – or 9.4 percent – have achieved Magnet recognition. Parkview’s nine hospitals are among only 10 others in the state of Indiana.


What does it mean?

According to the ANCC, Magnet designation indicates an organization in which nurses can flourish as professionals. These select entities place an emphasis on providing their nursing teams with the professional autonomy to make clinical decisions at patient bedsides. They also involve nurses in decisions regarding the patient care environment.

“Across the health system we have created a culture that reminds our nursing teams why they entered the field,” Mike Packnett, President and CEO, Parkview Health, said. “One with caring and compassion, and opportunities for professional development.”

Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to health care organizations and their communities, such as:

  • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help and receipt of discharge information.
  • Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue rates.
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses.
  • Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their positions.
It took teamwork

This prestigious recognition was achieved due to the dedication and world-class teamwork of our co-workers. Each day, we demonstrate our commitment to providing the highest quality of care to our patients, and Magnet recognition reinforces the culture of excellence that Parkview is dedicated to providing to the communities we serve.

“Our second Magnet recognition reaffirms the amazing nursing culture we have here at Parkview – a culture where nurses feel empowered and have a voice in the care they provide to their patients,” said Juli Johnson, chief nursing executive, Parkview Health. “We could not be prouder of our team for achieving nursing’s highest honor. Parkview nurses not only deliver excellent care across our region, but they also stand among the nation’s very best as models for nursing excellence.

Congratulations to everyone in our Parkview family. We are Magnet! 


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