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The Only Magnet Hospital in Lincoln

Saint Elizabeth has been designated as a Magnet organization in 2004, 2009 and 2014 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.  This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. 

To be considered for the honor, hospitals must reapply every four years and complete a credentialing process that can take a year or longer, including an onsite visit from ANCC appraisers that interview patients, staff, physicians and community members.

Hospitals must exemplify nursing excellence, including quality initiatives, nursing research, high patient satisfaction, transformational nursing leadership and nursing professional development. 

Read the press release announcing our most recent designation in April 2014.




What does a Magnet Hospital provide for the residents of Lincoln and the surrounding communities?

  • A hospital where patient care is determined by the highest standards in nursing
    The Standards are established by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA).

  • A facility that has been through a rigorous review by nursing experts
    Three or four appraisers interview hundreds of patients, staff, physicians and the public during a three – five day review.
  • Clinical outcomes and the nurse satisfaction scores that validate the use of the ANCC standards of care
    Patients experience high-quality, compassionate care, some refer to it as the “Saint Elizabeth difference.”

  • An environment that focuses on patient safety
    Magnet Hospitals have fewer pressure ulcers, fewer patient falls and lower mortality rates.

  • Surveys that consistently show high Patient Satisfaction scores
    Consumers are confident and very satisfied with the care they receive.

  • The practice of evidence-based care
    The latest research determines the best methods for delivering care to patients.

  • An entire Medical Center that believes in providing the highest quality of care
    All departments deliver care that is beyond what is expected.

  • An institution where continuing professional development is expected
    Nurses are committed to increasing their knowledge to help the entire patient care team.

Did you know?

  • Less than eight percent of all U.S. community hospitals have achieved Magnet status
  • We are one of only five magnet hospitals in Nebraska
  • Saint Elizabeth is the only Magnet hospital in Lincoln