Miller Children’s Nursing Excellence Designated with Prestigious Magnet® Recognition
On January 16, 2013, Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach was granted Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Miller Children’s joins the Magnet community — a select group of 395 health care organizations out of nearly 6,000 U.S. health care organizations internationally to receive this distinct honor.
ANCC conducts thorough evaluations of hospitals seeking recognition, judging proficiency and leadership in five key areas that are considered global issues in nursing and health care:
To achieve Magnet recognition, Miller Children’s passed a rigorous and lengthy process that demanded widespread participation from leadership and staff. The process began with the submission of an electronic application, followed by written documentation demonstrating qualitative and quantitative evidence regarding patient care and outcomes. The scores from the written documentation fell within a range of excellence and an on-site visit was scheduled to thoroughly assess Miller Children’s. After this rigorous on-site review, the Commission on Magnet reviewed the completed appraisal report and voted to determine whether Magnet recognition was to be granted.
Miller Children’s is proud to be a Magnet-recognized organization, as the credential reinforces our dedication to quality patient and family centered care.
Magnet-recognized organizations consistently demonstrate
Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help
Receipt of discharge information
Lower risk of 30-day mortality
Lower rates of falls
Miller Children’s is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality care, and this credential is confirmation of our success in this endeavor.
Find out more about Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center
Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach has made the Top 100 list of American’s Most Customer-Friendly Hospitals. The American Alliance of Healthcare Providers reviews information such as Web sites, news releases, announcements and phone surveys of hospital staff to determine America’s 100 choice hospitals.
Miller Children's is a Joint Commission Accredited Hospital. The Joint Commission’s accreditation is a nationwide seal of approval. Miller Children’s was re-accredited on March 12, 2010, meeting all Joint Commission standards in safety and quality of care.
Miller Children's has been named one of the nation's top children's hospitals for quality and safety by the Leapfrog Group. Miller Children’s is recognized as a high performing children's hospital by four of California’s leading health plans – Aetna, Blue Shield of California, CIGNA HealthCare of California and UnitedHealthcare – for its outstanding commitment to health care quality and patient safety. Miller Children's received this recognition in 2006 and 2007 based on results from the Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey.