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Our Journey to Magnet
® Excellence
We are pleased to announce that Swedish Covenant Hospital has been re-designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Magnet® hospital! 

We were first designated in May 2010. ANCC Magnet Recognition® is the highest international distinction health care organizations and hospitals can receive for nursing excellence and outstanding patient care. Currently, there are only 410 Magnet recognized hospital in the world, 38 in Illinois and only six in Chicago.

According to the ANCC, Magnet recognition is associated with benefits that include:
• Excellent patient outcomes
• Improved quality and safety practices
• Better work environment 
• Nurse satisfaction and engagement
• Nurse recruitment and retention 

Out nursing leadership team's commitment to pursuing this national recognition demonstrates our belief in the importance and value of excellent nursing care. The culture at Swedish Covenant Hospital actively supports and values its nursing staff and provides opportunities for their continued professional and personal development. Our experienced, dedicated and highly-trained nurses work together and with other colleagues to ensure the best possible care for our patients and their families.

“Being recognized as a Magnet facility for the second time is an outstanding achievement for Swedish Covenant Hospital,” said Swedish Covenant Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Kathy Donofrio. “I’d like to recognize and congratulate every nurse at Swedish Covenant Hospital as each and every one deserves deep respect and admiration for their teamwork, their ongoing commitment to quality and most of all, for putting our patients at the center of all they do.”

Congratulations to our entire nursing staff on this exceptional achievement!