UMMC Applying for Magnet Re-Designation: Public Comment Period Opens

For immediate release: February 21, 2014

Magnet Redesignation

BALTIMORE – The University of Maryland Medical Center was designated a Magnet organization in 2009 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® and is currently applying for Magnet re-designation.

The re-designation process provides the opportunity for public comment. Interested parties who would like to provide comments are encouraged to do so. The open comment period ends March 23, 2014. Click here for details on how to submit comments.

Magnet recognizes excellence in nursing services; only 7 percent of hospitals across the United States have achieved this prestigious designation.

The Magnet program recognizes hospitals that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adhere to national standards for the delivery of nursing care. The Magnet designation is the gold standard for nursing, and demonstrates that our nurses provide the highest level of evidence-based, well-coordinated and compassionate care. Hospitals with Magnet designation are among the best in the nation, with high levels of patient satisfaction and the ability to attract and retain nursing professionals.

Read more about UMMC's current Magnet designation.