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Children’s Minnesota earns Magnet® re-designation for nursing excellence

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL  – Children’s Minnesota is thrilled to announce the pediatric health care system has received Magnet recognition again. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® is a prestigious acknowledgement of nursing excellence, quality patient care and innovations in professional nursing practice. It is earned by only 10% of U.S. hospitals.

“Re-designation as a Magnet Recognition Program is a great honor the kid experts at Children’s Minnesota do not take for granted – we strive to maintain this status as a testament to the high-quality care our nurses provide our patient families day-in and day-out,” said Caroline Njau, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Children’s Minnesota. “This recognition is widely considered to be the gold standard in nursing, and it is a reflection of our nurses’ devotion to always putting our patients and their families first.”

This is Children’s Minnesota’s second consecutive Magnet designation; the organization was last designated in 2018. Developed by ANCC, Magnet is the leading source of successful nursing practices and strategies worldwide. To achieve Magnet designation, organizations must pass a rigorous and extensive process, requiring multidisciplinary participation from leadership and staff. The process begins with submission of a detailed electronic application, followed by written documentation with examples from across the organization including quality data and patient and nurse satisfaction scores. It is followed by an on-site review process and appraisal report, and then a final vote on whether Magnet recognition is granted. Magnet hospitals must undergo re-evaluation every four years to retain the designation. According to the ANCC, Magnet hospitals improve patient care, safety and satisfaction. They also experience increased nursing job satisfaction rates, recruitment and retention.

About Children’s Minnesota

Children’s Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s Minnesota is one system serving kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, nine primary care clinics, multiple specialty clinics and seven rehabilitation sites. As The Kids Experts® in our region, Children’s Minnesota is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital.