AnMed earns redesignation of Magnet® recognition

Anderson, S.C. –  AnMed recently re-attained Magnet recognition, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. Magnet recognition is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which ensures that rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met. This credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice.

Having maintained Magnet recognition since 2012, is a great achievement for AnMed, as it continues to proudly belong to the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Just 591 U.S. health care organizations out of more than 6,000 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition, and only eight in South Carolina.

Magnet recognition is a tremendous honor and reflects the excellent standard of practice that our nurses exemplify for our patients and our community,” said Shaunda Trotter, AnMed’s VP, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. “Achieving Magnet reinforces the skills, knowledge, innovation and leadership that AnMed nurses demonstrate. It’s also the tangible evidence of our nurses’ commitment to providing excellent care to our patients. I am incredibly proud of not only what our nurses do every day, but how we continued to provide the highest standard of excellent care during such a pivotal time.”

To achieve Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. The process begins with the submission of an electronic application, followed by written documentation demonstrating qualitative and quantitative evidence regarding patient care and outcomes. If scores from the written documentation fall within a range of excellence, an on-site visit will occur to thoroughly assess the applicant. After this rigorous on-site review process, the Commission on Magnet will review the completed appraisal report and vote to determine whether Magnet recognition will be granted.

In particular, the Magnet model is designed to provide a framework for nursing practice, research, and measurement of outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC can assess applicants across a number of components and dimensions to gauge an organization’s nursing excellence.

The foundation of this model is composed of various elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care. These include the quality of nursing leadership and coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.

AnMed is a 648-bed, not-for-profit health system serving the Upstate and northeast Georgia. The system is anchored by AnMed Health Medical Center, a 461-bed acute care hospital that has earned the prestigious Magnet® designation. The four-hospital system includes AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital, AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital and AnMed Health Cannon in Pickens, S.C. With more than 400 physicians and 3,700 employees, AnMed Health is one of Anderson County’s largest employers. Learn more about AnMed at

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