Nursing Excellence Honor Bestowed on Porter Adventist Hospital for Third Time

(DENVER, COLO.) Porter Adventist Hospital - Centura Health has earned the honor of Magnet status for the third time. This recognition signifies sustained excellence in nursing services, outstanding patient outcomes and innovations in professional nursing.

Magnet Recognition® from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is the highest and most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care. With only 8% of U.S. hospitals earning the Magnet designation, it's clearly the gold standard.

In addition, only 4% of all hospitals have achieved Magnet a third time. As a part of this recent honor, The Commission on Magnet identified exemplary practice in the following areas for Porter Adventist Hospital:

  • The IV Therapy Team, for their contributions to the hospital’s strategic plan in eliminating CLABSI (central line-associated blood stream infection) for 3.5 years
  • Extraordinary organizational support for nursing community outreach in local and global initiatives to improve community health
  • A nurse-led cardiac and neurological testing and clinic program that has helped reduce stroke following TIA (transient ischemic attack) to 1 percent, compared to 19 percent nationally
  • Outstanding outcomes related to tobacco use screening in behavioral health

“Sustaining exemplary practice through a third re-designation is an outstanding achievement and it confirms the remarkable things Porter Adventist Hospital does to inspire our mission-driven work,” stated Belinda Shaw, Chief Nursing Officer. “I want to thank our incredible Porter caregivers. This honor can only be achieved as a result of their commitment to delivering compassionate care with excellence.”


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