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A Magnet Hospital

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States, honored Lowell General Hospital with Magnet Recognition® for excellence in nursing care. Lowell General Hospital is one of only eight hospitals in Massachusetts to achieve Magnet designation.

Lowell General’s Magnet® status is valid for four years.

What is Magnet Recognition®?

Magnet AwardThe Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations that are dedicated to nursing excellence, professionalism, and patient-focused care. Applicants undergo a rigorous evaluation that includes extensive interviews and review of all nursing services.

Administered by the ANCC, the program grew out of research conducted in the early 1980s by the American Academy of Nursing's Task Force on Nursing Practice in Hospitals.The task force identified characteristics of certain hospitals that were able to attract and retain (like a magnet) committed, skilled nurses.

Magnet Status Benefits

Research shows clear benefits to hospitals that achieve Magnet® status and to the communities they serve:

  • Patients have more confidence in the overall quality of a hospital if it has achieved the level of excellence established by the Magnet Recognition Program®.
  • Facilities bestowed with The ANCC Magnet Recognition® consistently outperform other facilities in recruiting and retaining nurses, resulting in increased stability in patient care and patient satisfaction.
  • Because quality nursing is one of the most important factors in enlisting high caliber physicians and specialists, Magnet® status becomes an attractive force that extends to the entire facility.

Learn What it means to be a Magnet® hospital.

Read about Magnet Hospital Care and Magnet Standards.

At Lowell General Hospital, we take pride in serving the community and embracing our vision, “To Be One of the Best Community Hospitals in America”.

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