We Are Magnet
Lehigh Valley area hospital locations and services have earned Magnet® designation, a distinction earned by demonstrating excellence in qualities that attract outstanding nurses and result in outstanding patient care.
Working as a professional nurse at a Magnet-recognized organization provides you with opportunities for leadership and growth in patient care services. Haga clic aquí para español.
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, evidence-based care.
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.
A health care organization can achieve Magnet recognition for demonstrating nursing excellence and quality patient care. Only 9.4 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.
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 35 national and international health care facilities.
The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program model includes:
Wherever nursing is practiced, there are structures, processes and expectations for staff nurse input and decisional involvement.
Nurses are involved in self-governance and decision-making structures and processes establishing standards of practice and addressing issues of concern.
The care delivery system is integrated within the professional practice model and promotes continuous, consistent, efficient and accountable delivery of nursing care.
Nurses are educated about evidence-based practice and research, enabling them to appropriately explore the safest and best practices for patients and clinical environment.