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Local hospital receives award for excellence

By Jamie Lampros - Special to the Daily Herald | Dec 1, 2021

Grant Hindsley, Daily Herald file photo

Flags fly at Timpanogos Regional Hospital on June 5, 2014. Dr. David Broadbent has medical privileges with Mountain Star, owners of the hospital

Despite the demands on hospital staff during the pandemic, MountainStar Timpanogos Regional Hospital still has been able to achieve a mark of excellence for its nursing care.

The hospital received Magnet recognition in November for its extraordinary nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

Magnet recognition is the gold standard and the highest national honor for nursing excellence. The American Nurses Credentialing Center developed the honor for hospitals that provide stand-out nursing. According to its website, only 378 of the more than 6,000 U.S. healthcare organizations have received the credential.

“Magnet recognition provides our community with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of patient care,” said Sandy Ewell, chief nursing officer at the hospital. “Achieving Magnet recognition reinforces the culture of excellence that is a cornerstone of how we serve our community. It’s also tangible evidence of our nurses’ commitment to providing the very best care to our patients, of which we are extremely proud.”

Research shows Magnet recognition provides many benefits to communities and hospitals, including higher patient satisfaction with nursing communications, better patient ratios and higher nurse retention rates, high job satisfaction among nurses and superior nurse sensitive outcomes such as fewer falls with injury, bedsores and blood stream infections.

Timpanogos outperformed in nursing satisfaction, falls with injury, bedsore avoidance, falls with injury and central line associated bloodstream infections.


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