Beaumont Troy nurses earn national recognition for 3rd straight year

Posted at 4:16 PM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 16:16:21-04

TROY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Beaumont Hospital Troy nurses have been given the highest honor for nursing for the third straight year. The honor came from the Magnet recognition program of the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.

According to Beaumont, only about eight percent of hospitals across the nation have achieved Magnet status.

“Earning Magnet status is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Susan Grant, RN, Beaumont Health executive vice president and chief nursing officer. “To sustain that level of excellence through three consecutive periods validates the hard work of the entire team at Troy, along with our commitment to quality and safety. We are proud of and grateful to Troy’s amazing nurses and patient care teams.”

Created in 1994, Magnet recognizes health care organizations for qualtiy patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. The honor will be presented to Beaumont staff at the 2019 ANCC National Magnet Conference in Orlando in october.

“Magnet recognition is a tremendous honor that affirms our commitment and dedication to delivering the highest quality care,” said Melissa Foreman-Lovell, RN, chief nursing officer, Beaumont Hospital, Troy. “Earning Magnet status for the third consecutive cycle is humbling. Nursing excellence is ingrained in our values. Every member of our team works hard to keep our patients safe and provide outstanding, compassionate care.

Hospital President James Lynch, M.D, described the Troy nursing team as “selfless and persevering.”

“We are proud of our nurses and the staff at Beaumont Hospital, Troy,” Hospital President Dr. James Lynch said. “This recognition represents a total team effort and our unwavering commitment to patient and family centered care.”

Those who award the honor also awarded exemplars for:

  • Magnet standard for transformational leadership – for inviting and including more than 70 patient and family advisors to be involved in a variety of committees, including an executive council, which influences the organization’s decision-making.
  • Magnet standard for exemplary professional practice – nurses are empowered to practice with autonomy, as evidence by their work and shared governance. Nurses explore, update and improve patient care, participate in procedure and policy development, and influence decisions in the institution.
  • Magnet standard for new knowledge and innovation – nurses researched and implemented an improved method of triaging patients with stroke symptoms. A special thank you to Sara Chung, RN, for developing this tool.