St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital Achieves Magnet Designation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital once again achieved Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The designation recognizes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. Only about 10 percent of hospitals across the country and about 40 hospitals in Ohio have achieved Magnet recognition, a news release states.

“Magnet status is validation that the St. Elizabeth Youngstown nursing team is once again among the very top in the nation in providing the highest quality of care to our patients every day,” said Dr. John Luellen, president of Mercy Health – Youngstown and Lorain. “Achieving Magnet status is a rigorous process, and I applaud our nurses and nursing leadership for their dedication to patient care and nursing professionalism in accomplishing this designation.”

The Magnet model provides a framework for nursing practice, research and measurement of outcomes. Through the framework, the American Nurses Credentialing Center evaluates applicants across a number of components and dimensions to gauge an organization’s nursing excellence. 

“I am extremely proud of the St. Elizabeth Youngstown team as this Magnet designation demonstrates the culture of excellence that is a key driver for our nurses,” said Stacie Call, chief nursing officer at Mercy Health – Youngstown and Lorain. “Magnet status is the ultimate benchmark on which our community can measure the quality of care delivered to patients, and we are pleased that this level of care remains among the nation’s best.”

Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital and Mercy Health – St. Joseph Warren Hospital have also achieved Magnet status.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.