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In 2020, Children’s Wisconsin earned the highly coveted Magnet Recognition Program® status for the fourth consecutive time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Magnet designation is granted every four years to only those organizations that demonstrate sustained superiority in nursing care.
What makes this fourth Magnet designation especially exciting is that it validates the excellence of all areas where nursing is practiced: the Milwaukee and Fox Valley hospitals, ambulatory specialty clinics, primary care, community, and school-based nursing.
Children’s now joins the ranks of an elite group of four-time Magnet-recognized hospitals. Only about 7 percent of the hospitals in the nation have achieved Magnet recognition, with just 3 percent successfully earning re-designation.
Magnet status is the highest level of formal recognition for nursing excellence and is considered the gold standard for hospitals. Children’s Wisconsin in Milwaukee was one of the first pediatric hospitals to achieve this status when it first achieved Magnet designation in 2004.
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