Mayo Clinic in Arizona Earns Second Magnet Designation in Recognition of Excellence in Nursing

News — PHOENIX — The Mayo Clinic in Arizona received its second Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, with nine copies noted. Examples are areas where the Mayo Clinic in Arizona has far exceeded Magnet standards for clinical excellence.

Mayo Clinic exceeded benchmarks in all nursing units for:

  • Post lumbar puncture headache.
  • Resistant to nosocomial methicillin Staphylococcus aureus infections.
  • Fall of the patient on an outpatient basis.
  • Four different measures of inpatient satisfaction.

Other examples included:

  • 89% of Mayo Clinic nurses hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Development of an innovative line stabilization device, by a Mayo Clinic nurse, for use during patient transport.

This new designation is particularly noteworthy because the data collection period for quality indicators and patient and nurse satisfaction extended from the second quarter of 2019 to the first quarter of 2021. This was when the hospitals and nurses were feeling the full impact of COVID-19. pandemic.

“To be recognized for exceptional nursing care when so much of the data period has occurred in the midst of a pandemic is nothing short of amazing,” says Marialena Murphy, RN, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, chief nursing officer. “This award is truly a testament to the commitment of our nursing teams and every member of the clinical team at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.”

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The Mayo Clinic in Arizona was first named as a Magnet organization in 2017, with four copies rated.

“Our Magnet status will help us continue to attract and retain top nursing talent, drive excellence in patient care, and drive organizational innovation,” said Richard Gray, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. “Overall, this confirms what we already knew: our nurses provide exceptional care.”


About the Magnetic Recognition Program
The mission of the Magnet Recognition Program, an accreditation given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, is “to continually improve patient care worldwide in an environment where nurses, in collaboration with the interprofessional team, thrive setting the standard of excellence through leadership, scientific discovery, and the dissemination and application of new knowledge.” As of June, 9.4% of hospitals in the United States had achieved this designation.

About the Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to innovation in clinical practice, education, and research, and providing compassion, expertise, and answers to all who need healing. Visit the Mayo Clinic News Network for more Mayo Clinic news.

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