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Published on April 26, 2020

Benefit Health Hospitals Earn Magnet Recognition

Cedar Rapids, IA - Benefit Hospital East and Benefit Hospital West have each been awarded recognition as Magnet hospitals. The hospitals, part of Benefit Health System, are the newest recipients in the state of Iowa to earn Magnet recognition. They join just two other hospitals.

Magnet status is awarded by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center, an affiliate of the American Nurses Association, to hospitals that satisfy a set of criteria designed to measure the strength and quality of their nursing program.

As a Magnet hospital, Benefit Health is recognized as having nurses with a high level of job satisfaction and where there is a low staff nurse turnover rate.

"Earning Magnet status is just another validation that Benefit Health has some of the best nurses in the country," says Eric Dillon, President and CEO of the health system. "We work diligently to ensure our hospital has an environment that supports and nurtures our nurses, and allows them to demonstrate their leadership with patient care. This status really means a lot to our organization, especially considering there are only three Magnet hospitals in the state of Iowa." 

About the American Nurses Credentialing Center

The American Nurses Credentialing Center was established in 1991 as a separately incorporated entity of the American Nurses Association. The Magnet Recognition Program for Excellence in Nursing is based and administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The program was based on research completed by nurse researchers in the early 1980s who identified the attributes of organizations that were able to recruit and retain professional nurses.

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