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St. Joseph Hospital gets nursing credential group’s highest rating

NASHUA – St. Joseph Hospital has received Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the group’s highest ranks for professional nursing practice.

St. Joseph Hospital is one of four hospitals in New Hampshire to have achieved Magnet recognition – along with Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Exeter Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon – and the only hospital in New Hampshire to have achieved it three consecutive times. ...

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NASHUA – St. Joseph Hospital has received Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the group’s highest ranks for professional nursing practice.

St. Joseph Hospital is one of four hospitals in New Hampshire to have achieved Magnet recognition – along with Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Exeter Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon – and the only hospital in New Hampshire to have achieved it three consecutive times.

The process for Magnet recognition includes an on-site visit as well as reports and documentation.

Magnet recognition has been shown to provide specific benefits to hospitals and their communities, including patient satisfaction, lower risk of 30-day mortality, and higher job satisfaction and longer job retention among nurses.

“We’re a better institution today because of the Magnet recognition we achieved four times in 2005, 2009 and again today,” said Pamela Duchene, chief nurse executive and vice president of Patient Care Services, in a press release. “It has raised the bar for patient care and inspired every member of our team to achieve excellence every day.”

“Magnet recognition is a tremendous honor and reflects our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to this community,” said Dr. Rich Boehler, president and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital.