DALLAS – Medical City Dallas has attained elite Magnet recognition for the fourth time, a testament to continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. This credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. Medical City Dallas is one of 477 worldwide health care organizations that have achieved Magnet® recognition.  

“Magnet recognition is a tremendous honor and reflects our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to this community,” said Chris Mowan, CEO of Medical City Dallas. “To earn Magnet recognition once was a great accomplishment and an incredible source of pride for our nurses. Our repeated achievement of this credential underscores the foundation of excellence and values that drive our entire staff to deliver outstanding, compassionate care to the community we serve.”

Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing excellence and is included in ranking criteria for quality of inpatient care in U.S. News & World Report’s annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals,” in which Medical City Dallas has also been recognized.

The Magnet Model provides a framework for nursing practice, research, and measurement of outcomes and comprises various elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care. These include the quality of nursing leadership and coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.

Health care organizations must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality. An organization reapplying for Magnet recognition must provide documented evidence to demonstrate how staff members sustained and improved Magnet concepts, performance and quality over the four-year period since the organization received its most recent recognition.