The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practices and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services.
“Magnet recognition is a tremendous achievement for Lowell General Hospital and is the capstone of our organization’
Applicants undergo a rigorous evaluation that includes extensive interviews and review of all nursing services. Research shows that there are clear benefits to hospitals that are recognized with Magnet status and to the community they serve:
• Healthcare consumers have more confidence in the overall quality of the hospital if it has achieved the level of excellence established by the Magnet Recognition Program.
• Magnet designated facilities consistently outperform other facilities in recruiting and retaining nurses resulting in increased stability in patient care and patient satisfaction.
• Because quality nursing is one of the most important factors in enlisting high caliber physicians and specialists, Magnet status becomes an attractive force that extends to the entire facility.
The largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States, the ANCC grants Magnet status to qualifying hospitals for a four-year period. Among only seven hospitals in the state to achieve Magnet designation, Lowell General takes great pride in their commitment to nursing excellence and embraces a bold vision “to become on of the best community hospitals in America”.
# # #
About Lowell General Hospital
Lowell General Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit, community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. The hospital encompasses ten buildings, the latest state-of-the-