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ANCC Magnet Hospital Designation

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In 2003, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) named Holy Cross Hospital as a recipient of the Magnet Hospital designation, making Holy Cross Hospital the first hospital in Broward County, eleventh in the state and eighty-eighth in the nation to earn this distinction. In 2008, Holy Cross Hospital was re-designated as a Magnet facility. In 2013, Holy Cross Hospital was designated as a Magnet facility for a third time, through 2017. It is currenly one of only 406 facilities (out of 5,000 hospitals) in the nation -  and the only hospital in Broward County - to maintain this recognition.

This honor is awarded to hospitals throughout the country as well as internationally, and Holy Cross Hospital is proud to have joined one of the most prestigious groups of healthcare organizations in the world.

Magnet designation validates that we are providing the highest level of nursing care available through an organization that´s dedicated to ever-increasing levels of patient satisfaction.

The Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Program for Excellence in Nursing Services was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center ( in 1994 to recognize health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and upholds the tradition within nursing that supports professional nursing practice.

The program also provides a vehicle for the dissemination of successful practices and strategies among nursing systems.

The Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Program is based on quality indicators and standards of nursing practice as defined in the American Nurses Association. Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators (1996). Thus both qualitative and quantitative factors of nursing services are measured.

Recognizing quality patient care and nursing excellence, the Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Program provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care they can expect to receive.

As a natural outcome of this, the Program elevates the reputation and standards of the nursing profession.

Visit the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) web site at



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