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Magnet Recognition


Florida Hospital for Children granted Magnet® status for excellence in nursing practices and strategies

Hospital recognized for a second time by American Nurses Credentialing Center

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 17, 2016 – For a second time, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has granted Florida Hospital for Children Magnet® recognition, which establishes the hospital as a national leader in nursing and patient care. Only 7 percent of the nation's hospitals have received this recognition. 

“I’m grateful to the American Nurses Credentialing Center for recognizing the hard work and the heart of our nurses and entire clinical team,” said Marla Silliman, Senior Executive Officer of Florida Hospital for Children. “Nurses are the foundation of safe and compassionate patient care, and I’m so proud of those at Florida Hospital for Children for again earning this recognition.”

The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. 

Developed by ANCC, Magnet is the leading source of successful nursing practices and strategies worldwide. U.S. News & World Report utilizes Magnet designation as a primary competence in its assessment of hospitals nationwide to rank and report the best medical centers in 16 specialties.   

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