Last month, PPMC faculty and staff received two important and distinguished accolades.
On Wednesday, April 18, Penn Presbyterian officially achieved Magnet status, the highest institutional honor awarded for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. The honor comes just one month after HUP’s successful redesignation as a Magnet hospital. Faculty and staff at PPMC have been working toward achieving Magnet status for four years.
Less than seven percent of hospitals in the nation are designated Magnet hospitals. To create a culture of excellence that meets the requirements outlined by the Magnet Recognition Program and provides first-rate quality of care to patients and their families, PPMC leadership and staff implemented a strong shared governance model, a culture of patient safety through the use of Unit-based clinical leadership teams, and a solid commitment to continuing education and nursing specialty certification.
That same week, as part of an annual study that evaluates hospitals on their performance over five years in quality, safety, patient experience, and fiscal operations, Thomson Reuters recognized Penn Presbyterian as one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals.
The recognition, a first for Penn Medicine, demonstrates that high-quality patient outcomes can be achieved while improving efficiency.
"This is an incredible honor for the faculty, staff and administration at Penn Presbyterian," said Michele Volpe, executive director and CEO. "This recognition is further acknowledgment of the culture of excellence that we are committed to delivering every day. I am so proud of all the extraordinary people in the Presbyterian family who strive to provide the best in patient care, education and research."
Congratulations to all of PPMC’s faculty, staff and administration!