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Our nursing vision
Patients and their families are our primary focus, and the way we deliver care reflects our passion for what we do every day.
We believe in creating a professional practice environment that has no barriers, is built on a spirit of inquiry and sets the pace of a professional culture to support quality, evidenced-based patient care and innovative nursing practice.
It is through our professional practice environment that we make our vision a self-evident reality every day by letting our opinions, decisions and actions be guided by our values.
Mary Washington Hospital achieves Magnet status
In September 2009,
Magnet designation is provided by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the world's largest nurse credentialing organization and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA). The recognition is achieved by healthcare organizations that meet designated performance benchmarks regarding the quality of nursing services they provide to patients and the caliber of their professional nursing environment. Only five percent of the nation's hospitals have achieved Magnet status to date.
Magnet designation benefits the hospital in myriad ways. For starters, nurses are keenly aware of the importance of Magnet status and, in fact, many ask about it during the interview process. The fact that