Magnet Designation a First for Arizona
One of the most significant achievements for Scottsdale Healthcare is Magnet designation, which is considered the ultimate benchmark for consumers to measure the quality of care they can expect to receive in a hospital and the gold standard for nursing excellence and patient care.
First achieved in 2006 for Osborn Medical Center and Shea Medical Center, which were redesignated and joined by Thompson Peak Hospital in 2011, Scottsdale Healthcare is Arizona’s first multihospital health system to achieve this prestigious status.
Few organizations with multiple hospitals successfully complete the Magnet process, which makes systemwide recognition a rare honor. When an organization receives the Magnet designation, the American Nurses Credentialing Center recognizes its nursing excellence, teamwork, quality outcomes and patient satisfaction.
What makes this special is we are the first hospital system in Arizona and one of just a few systems in the country to receive Magnet status. I’m very proud of this accomplishment because it recognizes our staff members for the personalized care they provide to our patients.
One of those patients is Ray Rodey, who was hospitalized in a Scottsdale Healthcare intensive care unit. “The personalized care here created an atmosphere very conducive to healing, not just for myself but for my family as well,” he says. “Every single time you walk through that curtain or that doorway to that patient you just have to believe in your heart that you know that patient will get well, and I know you all do. Believing in that makes all the difference in the world.”
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer