348. Health Beat: Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Recognized for Nursing Excellence

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Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Nurses Recognized for Nursing Excellence

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital achieved Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® –this week, an accomplishment shared by only about 391 hospitals nationally of the nearly 6,000 registered hospitals in the United States.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Nurses Recognized for Nursing Excellence
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Recognized for Nursing Excellence

”“Clearly, high quality care requires great nurses as well as a high degree of collaboration between physicians and other caregivers,”” said Karen Lambert, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital President.  “Being recognized as a Magnet hospital is further validation of the excellent care being provided at Good Shepherd Hospital. Congratulations to the nurses of Good Shepherd and to the community of physicians, other caregivers, support staff and volunteers who are committed to delivering world class healthcare to the people we serve.””

Good Shepherd Hospital received Magnet status on December 16 after a rigorous, two-year evaluation process that included an extensive application, interviews and a three day, on-site survey by ANCC appraisers.

Karen Lambert, Good Shepherd Hospital President, Marianne Araujo, Chief Nursing Executive and Lori Pinzon, Magnet Director
Good Shepherd Hospital President, Karen Lambert, Chief Nursing Executive, Marianne Araujo and Magnet Director, Lori Pinzon

In order to qualify for Magnet status, Good Shepherd Hospital had to meet criteria in 14 different standards, including Quality of Nursing Leadership, Organizational Style, Quality of Care, Nurses as Teachers and Professional Development.

“”Each and every one of our associates excel in the delivery of excellent care to our community,”” said Marianne Araujo RN, PhD, Chief Nurse Executive at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. “”We are proud of our entire team of associates and their work.””

Magnet recognition is the highest distinction a hospital can receive for outstanding nursing care. Hospitals that achieve Magnet status are noteworthy for their quality, excellence and innovation in nursing, showing improved overall patient outcomes, shorter lengths of patient stay, higher rates of patient satisfaction and greater cost-efficiency.

““Good Shepherd truly provides a collaborative environment for all of us to practice and have the safest and best quality outcomes for our patients,”” said Thomas Meyer MD, President of the Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Medical Staff. “The outstanding nurses who have led this effort and our entire hospital team truly are to be commended for their accomplishments.”

Post 300 - Magnet Recognition for Good Shepherd NursesMagnet recognition is a much-sought-after distinction for health care institutions.

It recognizes hospitals for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.

Appraisers look at a combination of factors and best practices in order to evaluate the culture of care at a given institution.

They award Magnet status for a collaborative, interdisciplinary team approach to care that recognizes nursing as a vital part of the team.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois is a 169-bed acute care hospital with more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties. It is part of Advocate Health Care, named one of the Top Ten hospital systems in the U.S. by Thomson-Reuters. For the second consecutive year, Good Shepherd has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. Advocate is a faith-based organization that exists to serve its communities.

For more about Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, visit advocatehealth.com/goodshep.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital at 450 W. Highway 22 in Barrington
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital at 450 W. Highway 22 in Barrington


About the Author

Post 300 - Erin Abbey at Advocate Good Shepherd HospitalErin Abbey is the public affairs and marketing manager at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.

She works on getting the word out about all the wonderful news and accomplishments at the hospital as well as community events and activities.

Erin recently relocated from Chicago to Palatine where she lives with her husband, two young daughters and her dog Kallie.

She enjoys exploring new restaurants, practicing yoga and pilates, reading as much as possible and attempting to keep up with all the news on social media.

CLICK HERE to read the latest articles Erin has written for Advocate Health’s enews platform at achealthenews.com.

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