What does a Magnet® hospital look like?

  • Magnet® hospitals are defined by a culture of excellence and innovation that thrives throughout the entire institution
  • Magnet® culture focuses on and encourages professional autonomy, decision making at the bedside, ongoing professional education, and the promotion of scholarship
  • Magnet® inspired patient care is characterized by collaboration, teamwork, and interprofessional respect and support among colleagues
  • Magne® hospitals consistently outperform their peers at non-Magnet hospitals, with better patient outcomes and higher patient satisfaction

Last month, we shared the exciting news that, after much planning and preparation, BWH formally submitted its application for Magnet designation. For the remainder of 2016, we will be working intensively on the documentation required to make the case that BWH exemplifies the characteristics and core principles of a Magnet® institution.