Stanford Medicine Newsletter Updates For the Local Community

Hospital Recognized For Nursing Excellence

Summer 2007

"We are proud of the Stanford nurses"

Stanford Hospital & Clinics has received the highest recognition a hospital can achieve for excellence in nursing and quality patient care -- Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

"We are proud of the Stanford nurses," said Cindy Day, chief nursing officer for Stanford Hospital & Clinics. "It is an honor to be recognized as providing the very best in nursing care."

Just over 4 percent of hospitals nationally qualify for Magnet Recognition, which is considered the national gold standard for nursing excellence. These hospitals do the following:

Before receiving the honor in February, Stanford underwent a rigorous examination by a team of professionals with expertise in evaluating nursing care and administration. The team reviewed extensive documentation and spent three days on site evaluating nursing practices, the work environment and resources for patient care.

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