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Medical City McKinney achieved Magnet recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence.

With this credential, Medical City McKinney joins the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Just 475 U.S. Healthcare organizations out of more than 6,300 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition. Eight Medical City Healthcare hospitals have earned elite Magnet recognition status.

“Magnet recognition provides our community with tangible evidence of our nurses’ dedication to excellence always in every action, every patient, every time,” says Cassidi Roberts, Medical City McKinney CNO. “Achieving Magnet status also recognizes our culture of compassion, which is at the heart of our mission to the care and improvement of human life.”

Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to healthcare organizations and their communities, such as:

  • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help and receipt of discharge information
  • Better patient outcomes and improved safety and quality
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses

Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing excellence and is a factor when the public evaluates healthcare organizations. U.S. News & World Report’s annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals” includes Magnet recognition in its ranking criteria for quality patient care.

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