Cedars-Sinai has received its fourth consecutive Magnet® recognition in Nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), becoming the hospital with the longest-running Magnet designation in California.
In 2000, Cedars-Sinai became the first Southern California hospital to earn the Magnet honor; it is the only hospital in the state to be granted the designation four times joining a select list of only 12 hospitals worldwide that have earned that distinction. Nationwide, fewer than 400 hospitals have earned the four-year Magnet designation. Studies show that Magnet designated hospitals tend to have lower mortality and infection rates, as well as higher patient satisfaction and nurse staffing levels.
Magnet designations are based not only on the quality of care provided, but also on a commitment to continuously improving patient care and the health of the community. The designation recognizes excellence in nursing and provides consumers with a benchmark to measure the quality of care they can expect to receive.