Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center achieves coveted Magnet® status — the highest honor for nursing excellence and superior patient care.
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center received the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s highest national distinction — Magnet status — for nursing. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice.
Earning a Magnet designation acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our hospital staff, and it reinforces the core nursing values of Kaiser Permanente Panorama City to patient and family focus, professionalism, integrity, compassion, excellence, and teamwork. With this designation, Kaiser Permanente Panorama City joins an elite global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Less than 10% of all hospitals in the United States have achieved Magnet status, according to the ANCC.
“Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing excellence,” said Sandra Hernandez, chief nurse executive of Kaiser Permanente Panorama City. “Achieving Magnet designation reinforces our commitment to the professional practice of nursing and to exceeding expectations in quality of care. We are extremely proud of this honor earned by our nursing staff at Panorama City Medical Center.”
“Achieving ANCC’s Magnet designation demonstrates our medical center’s dedication to continual improvement and achieving excellent outcomes for our Kaiser Permanente members. I commend all our nurses, physicians, and staff who provide exceptional patient care to each patient every time,” said Patti Clausen, senior vice president and area manager of Kaiser Permanente Panorama City.
Panorama City Medical Center is now the eighth Southern California Kaiser Permanente facility to receive this high distinction. Magnet designations last 4 years and facilities can reapply for redesignation thereafter. Recent Magnet designations were given to these Kaiser Permanente facilities in Southern California:
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