Magnet Nursing Program
Middlesex Hospital is Connecticut's first and only hospital to earn the coveted Magnet Award® for nursing excellence – for the third time. Only 28 other hospitals in the United States have earned it three times in a row – less than 1% of all the hospitals in the country.
Magnet recognition goes beyond just nursing – it raises the bar for everyone at Middlesex Hospital. It means our interdisciplinary team of professionals has upheld the highest standards for patient safety, customer satisfaction, and state-of-the-art technologies, all of which lead to better outcomes.
How important is Magnet recognition? A 2001 Wall Street Journal article urged readers to "find a 'magnet' hospital in your area" to lessen the impact of the current nursing shortage on one's hospital stay. "Studies show magnet hospitals do make a difference" in the quality of care patients receive, the article said.
And,The Joint Commission, the top health care accrediting organization in the United States, which accredits over 17,000 healthcare organizations, puts it this way:
"Recognizing quality patient care and nursing excellence, the Magnet Recognition Program provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care they can expect to receive."