The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s University Hospital Awarded

1MagnetRecognitionLogoThe American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has awarded Magnet Recognition for the fourth time to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s University Hospital, Ross Heart Hospital, Brain and Spine Hospital and Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital.

Magnet Recognition is the highest honor a hospital can receive for achievement in nursing excellence and quality patient care. It’s given to organizations that…

  • promote quality
  • support professional practice
  • identify excellence in the delivery of nursing services

The Magnet committee, which gave our hospitals a rigorous, lengthy review involving a multi-day site visits and widespread cooperation from leadership and staff, also awarded two exemplars, which represent best practices in a Magnet hospital: They applauded Ohio State nurses for the depth and breadth of direct-care nurse involvement in community health care initiatives, and they recognized our nurses for exemplary nursing practice during the COVID-19 pandemic while living out our mission to “improve health in Ohio and across the world through innovation in research, education and patient care.”


The committee made special note of Buckeye nurses’ efforts to innovate throughout the pandemic, including a number of nursing initiatives that centered on the conservation of resources.

Magnet designation has been given to only 8% of all registered U.S. hospitals. Only 1.8% have earned Magnet Recognition four or more times.

This honor is a testament to Buckeye nurses’ continued, outstanding patient care and service, demonstrating a history of excellence across our hospital families.

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