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Magnet Recognition

Florida Hospital for Children is the only children's hospital in Central Florida to receive the highest-ranking recognition for outstanding nurses.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has officially named Florida Hospital for Children as a recipient of Magnet® recognition status, which recognizes hospitals for excellence in nursing. Florida Hospital for Children is the first hospital in Central Florida to receive this prestigious recognition. Only seven percent of the nation’s hospitals have received this designation.

“We are so proud of our nurses and know that they are crucial in caring for our patients,” said Marla Silliman, administrator of Florida Hospital for Children. “Each day, they deliver exceptional patient care and live the mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ. Today, we celebrate their contributions to excellence.”

The Magnet Recognition Program® honors the outstanding contribution of patient-care clinicians demonstrated through excellence achieved in leadership, clinical practice, innovations and positive outcomes. Florida Hospital for Children also received exemplary status in six areas, including community and educational partnerships, analysis and tracking of nurse satisfaction, and strategic planning in regard to leadership roles. Receiving six exemplars is above the national average and adds to the recognition received from ANCC.

“I am so excited for the entire team because it has taken a lot of hard work and dedication to get to this point,” said Lisa Bowman, RN, chief nursing officer at Florida Hospital for Children. “To be the only hospital in Central Florida that has this recognition speaks volumes about the nurses that we have here. Our journey to receive Magnet recognition has been incredible, and I am so proud of all of our nurses.”

The skill to heal. The spirit to care.