Is Magnet Recognition Worth The Effort?

Updated: Oct 31, 2018

It’s an honor and an accreditation that only 8% of US hospitals can boast: Magnet recognition.


The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program is reserved for the select few healthcare organizations who have demonstrated excellence in nursing, innovations in professional nursing practice, and high-quality patient care.

Magnet hospitals are known for patient safety success, such as high hand hygiene compliance rates, and low rates of hospital-acquired infections.


However, becoming a Magnet hospital isn’t easy. It takes an average of 4.25 years to complete the process. It’s also quite expensive—with an average yearly cost of $500,000, hospitals spend an average of $2,125,000 on the investment.


Will Magnet recognition’s return on investment be worth it for your hospital in the long run?


Let the statistics speak for themselves.



If you’re working toward Magnet recognition, improving hand hygiene is one of the first steps you can take. Have questions about how Vitalacy can help you improve hand hygiene at your facility? Call us at (310) 745-5050.

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