What does it mean when a hospital and its nurses earn Magnet® recognition? At Lehigh Valley Hospital locations in the Lehigh Valley, it means your nursing team is among the very best.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® is the most prestigious designation a hospital can earn. Magnet recognition demonstrates that Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) supports professional nurses to be their best. Our nurses are leaders who are empowered to grow in their profession and help shape the future of patient care while providing compassionate, evidenced-based care.
Only 9 percent of hospitals in the nation have earned Magnet recognition. In the Lehigh Valley, we are the only health care organization to hold this honor.
LVHN locations in the Lehigh Valley (Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest, LVH–Muhlenberg, LVH–17th Street, LVHN–Tilghman, home care and hospice services) achieved Magnet designation for the fifth consecutive time in September 2020.
Lehigh Valley Health Network locations in the Lehigh Valley (LVH–Cedar Crest, LVH–Muhlenberg, LVH–17th Street, LVHN–Tilghman, Home Care and Hospice Services) are recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as earning Magnet® designation. Magnet designation is the highest and most prestigious credential a health care organization can achieve for nursing excellence and quality patient care. Only 8 percent of hospitals in the nation hold this honor, and we are the only Magnet hospital in the Lehigh Valley.
Demonstrating our commitment to nursing excellence and quality patient care, Lehigh Valley locations earned Magnet designation for the fifth time, a feat accomplished by fewer than 25 national and international health care facilities.
When you are cared for by Magnet nurses in a Magnet hospital, you receive the highest level of care that meets the rigorous standards of the Magnet program. Magnet-recognized organizations embody a collaborative culture in which nurses are valued as integral partners on a patient’s care team. At LVHN, nurses are supported by administration, respected by physician colleagues and make significant contributions to quality and safety outcomes every day. Magnet recognition also means: