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The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano Achieves ANCC Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence

The Heart Hospital's commitment to patient care and satisfaction has now been officially recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the foremost authority on nursing practices in the country with its recent designation as a Magnet® hospital.

Magnet® is recognized as a designation of excellence. The Magnet® program is now recognized by US News & World Report in its "Top 100 Hospitals" issue. The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano -- the first and only freestanding, full-service hospital in this region dedicated solely to heart and vascular health care -- is only the 26th hospital in Texas to achieve Magnet® Recognition. Even more impressive: we are one of only 5% of the hospitals in the United States that have received this coveted designation.

The ANCC conducts thorough evaluations of hospitals seeking recognition, judging proficiency and leadership in the following five key areas that are considered global issues in nursing and healthcare:

  1. Visionary leadership transforming the organization to meet changing needs
  2. Empowered staff properly prepared to face all challenges
  3. Competent, dedicated, and skilled nurses
  4. Continued innovation within staff knowledge, clinical practice, and systemic improvements
  5. Outcomes measurement systems in place throughout the entire organization

To achieve Magnet® recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. The process begins with the submission of an electronic application, followed by written documentation demonstrating qualitative and quantitative evidence regarding patient care and outcomes. If scores from the written documentation fall within a range of excellence, an on-site visit will occur to thoroughly assess the applicant. After this rigorous on-site review process, the Commission on Magnet® will review the completed appraisal report and vote to determine whether Magnet® recognition will be granted.

Currently, only 382 out of nearly 6,000i U.S. healthcare organizations have achieved Magnet recognition.

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano is proud to be a Magnet-recognized organization, as the credential reinforces our dedication to quality patient care. Magnet-recognized organizations consistently demonstrate

  • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help, and receipt of discharge information;ii
  • Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescueiii; and
  • Lower rates of falls.iv

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano is dedicated to providing our patients with quality care, and this credential is confirmation of our success in this endeavor.

For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program® and current statistics, visit

IAmerican Hospital Association. Fast Facts on US Hospitals. Retrieved from

IIKutney-Lee, A., McHugh, M. D., Sloane, D. M., Cimiotti, J. P., Flynn, L., Neff, D. F., Aiken, L. H. (2009). Nursing: A key to patient satisfaction. Health Affairs 28(4): 669-77.

IIIAiken, L. H., Clarke, S. P., Sloane, D. M., Lake, E. T., Cheney, T. (2008). Effects of hospital care environment on patient mortality and nurse outcomes. Journal of Nursing Administration 38(5): 223-229; Friese, C. R., Lake, E. T., Aiken, L. H., Silber, J. H., Sochalski, J. (2008). Hospital nurse practice environments and outcomes for surgical oncology patients. Health Services Research 43(4): 1145-1163.

IVDunton, N., Gajewski, B., Klaus, S., Pierson, B. (2007). The relationship of nursing workforce characteristics to patient outcomes. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing 12(3): Manuscript 4. Retrieved from

Magnet Award

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