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Back-to-Back Magnet® Designations for South Shore Hospital

Signifies highest quality nursing care; only 7% of organizations recognized nationwide

South Weymouth, MA—July 1, 2014—For the second time in a row, South Shore Hospital has received Magnet® designation from the Magnet Recognition Program® of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Only eight other hospitals in Massachusetts and only seven percent of health care organizations nationwide have achieved Magnet designation.

According to ANCC, Magnet designation is “the ultimate credential for high quality nursing.” Magnet designation also reflects a hospital’s environment and administrative structure which solidly supports nursing practice. South Shore Hospital submitted 1,800 pages of documentation and underwent a three-day site survey during which Magnet appraisers conducted interviews with several non-nursing hospital colleagues about their relationships with nursing.  This second, four-year Magnet designation was the result.

“Great nursing practice is a key part of the high quality care we provide our patients. Across every clinical service—emergency department, home care division, medical/surgical service and so on—our nurses have dedicated themselves to advancing their practices. They work as a team with other clinical providers including physicians, physician assistants, technicians and nursing assistants, as well as with patients and their families, to provide the highest quality, compassionate care to our patients,” said Timothy Quigley, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, Vice President of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer.

More information about South Shore Hospital’s Magnet designation is available by calling (781) 624-8350. Magnet Recognition Program® information can be found at ANCC’s website at nursecredentialing.org/magnet..

South Shore Hospital is a 378-bed, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable provider of acute, emergency, outpatient, home health, and hospice care to the people of Southeastern Massachusetts. South Shore Hospital’s home care division includes South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the South Shore, and Home & Health Resources. South Shore Hospital is a part of South Shore Health and Educational Corporation, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable health system comprising South Shore Hospital, Health Provider Services Organization, South Shore Physician Hospital Organization, South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation and South Shore Physician Ambulatory Enterprise. 

South Shore Hospital’s 900-member medical staff represents all leading medical specialties. South Shore Hospital employs 3,900 people, supported by a team of 700 volunteers. South Shore Hospital is licensed to provide Level II Trauma care and Level III Maternal/Newborn care. South Shore Hospital has been ranked among the top five hospitals in Massachusetts, according to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals report and named a Top Place to Work by The Boston Globe. Please call (781) 624-6673 or visit southshorehospital.org for a referral to a South Shore Hospital physician.

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