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MMC Nurses Achieve Fourth Consecutive ANCC Magnet Recognition®

September 19, 2022

Contact: Caroline Cornish
caroline.cornish@mainehealth.org

PORTLAND, Maine –Maine Medical Center and its nursing team have achieved the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition® status for a fourth consecutive time. The Magnet Recognition Program is considered the gold standard for nursing quality, recognizing health care organizations that both demonstrate nursing excellence and disseminate successful nursing practices.

MMC Nurses celebrate their 4th consecutive Magnet designation with streamers.Hospitals must undergo a rigorous application process for Magnet Recognition, with written documentation of nursing quality and the success of hospital systems and processes that nurses support. The ANCC also conducts site visits to assess the hospital’s overall nursing excellence. Fewer than 10 percent of hospitals achieve Magnet Recognition.

“This recognition from the ANCC independently affirms the high quality care our nursing team provides and our extraordinary commitment to advancing the standards of practice for the nursing profession,” said Maine Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Devin Carr, DNP, RN, RRT, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC. “As all patients know, MMC’s nursing team represents an incredible resource for the health and well-being of our community and it is extremely rewarding to receive this recognition that shows our nursing team is clearly one of the very best in the country.”

During the ANCC site visit, appraisers noted the teamwork that MMC nurses displayed in tackling complex problems, such as workplace violence prevention, and praised the hospital’s improvement processes and clinical nurse advancement program.

MMC previously earned Magnet Recognition in 2006, 2011 and 2017. To learn more about the Magnet Recognition® Program, visit the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Note to reporters and editors: High-quality photos and b-roll of the MMC care team receiving the news of its Magnet Recognition Status from the ANCC is available at this link: https://assets.mainehealth.org/web/33c3e37b69c56a0c/mmc-magnet-celebration-9-19-22/

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About MaineHealth
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.” It consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed providers working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 employees, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. It includes Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland, MaineHealth Care at Home in Saco, Maine Medical Center in Portland, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., Mid Coast-Parkview Health in Brunswick, NorDx in Scarborough, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stephens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Health Care in Norway. MaineHealth Affiliates include Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. It is also a significant stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland.

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