NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital Achieves Re-Designation from the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®

NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital Achieves Re-Designation from the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®
Following the announcement that NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital once again has achieved Magnet recognition for nursing excellence, gathered from left are: A.Bonnie Corbett, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Patient Services; Sabrina Nitkowski-Keever, Director of Maternal Child Health; Kathleen Calabro, Data Analyst; Maggie Adler, Associate Director, Standards & Quality, and Magnet Program Director; Maryann Maffei, Administrative Director, Emergency Department; Christine Malmgreen, Hospital Chaplain (and former Magnet Program Director); Marie Galante, Nursing Educator; and Stacey Petrower, President.

Following the announcement that NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital once again has achieved Magnet recognition for nursing excellence, gathered from left are: A.Bonnie Corbett, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Patient Services; Sabrina Nitkowski-Keever, Director of Maternal Child Health; Kathleen Calabro, Data Analyst; Maggie Adler, Associate Director, Standards & Quality, and Magnet Program Director; Maryann Maffei, Administrative Director, Emergency Department; Christine Malmgreen, Hospital Chaplain (and former Magnet Program Director); Marie Galante, Nursing Educator; and Stacey Petrower, President.

To watch a video of the NYP Hudson Valley Hospital Magnet Re-Designation Announcement, click here.

CORTLANDT MANOR, NY (December 14, 2016) – NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital announced today that it has received national recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® for a third consecutive time.  Magnet recognition is the highest and most prestigious distinction that a healthcare organization can earn for nursing excellence and innovation. Magnet recognition is considered the gold standard and includes a select group of only 7 percent of healthcare organizations in the United States.

“I am so proud of this amazing team of nursing professionals at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital for earning a third Magnet designation and their commitment to delivering the highest quality and most compassionate care to our patients,” said Stacey Petrower, President, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. "An accomplishment of this magnitude happens as a result of the dedication of our nursing staff and the support of all of our hospital colleagues. This achievement provides inspiration, not only for NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, but also for NewYork-Presbyterian.”

The hospital was the first in a seven-county region to attain the highly coveted designation in 2007. The Magnet Recognition Program® is the ultimate credential for high quality nursing. It recognizes healthcare organizations whose nursing staff consistently delivers superior patient care with the highest levels of professionalism and innovation.

“This Magnet designation reflects the collaborative efforts of the nurses and the entire organization. I am honored to work in a hospital that empowers all nurses and that their voices are heard. We will continue to work together to deliver the highest standards possible,” said A. Bonnie Corbett, Vice President, Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, “Excellent nurses means excellent patient care.”

The Magnet model is designed to provide a framework for nursing practice, research, and measurement of outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC assesses applicants across a number of components and dimensions to gauge an organization’s nursing excellence. The foundation of this model is composed of elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care. These include, transformational nursing leadership, exemplary professional practice, nursing staff empowerment, and innovations and improvements in care delivery that lead to the highest quality, safest care for patients.

Magnet-recognized hospitals provide their communities with a higher level of care, demonstrated by higher overall patient satisfaction scores and higher scores related to nursing communication, lower risk of 30-day mortality and higher job satisfaction among nursing staff.