Carilion Clinic: Carilion Roanoke Memorial & Community Enter 5th Year as Magnet Hospitals

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Carilion Roanoke Memorial & Community Enter 5th Year as Magnet Hospitals

A little more than 4 years ago, balloons rained down on a group of cheering nurses as it was announced that Carilion Roanoke Memorial and Carilion Roanoke Community Hospitals had been awarded "Magnet" designation by the American Nursing Credentialing Center.

Magnet designation is the highest level of recognition that hospitals can obtain for their nursing programs. The Magnet Recognition Program acknowledges health care organizations that deliver excellence in nursing services to patients, promote quality in an environment that supports professional practice and provide a channel for open communication in the sharing of best practices in nursing.

Carilion is proud of its two Magnet facilities – Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH) and Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital (CRCH). At both locations, the nursing staff works hard to ensure they are following the “Forces of Magnetism” outlined by the Magnet Recognition Program. By following these forces, the nurses elevate the reputation and standards of the nursing profession at CRMH and CRCH.

Below are links to videos of nurses from both CRMH and CRCH discussing their “Magnet experience” with Carilion.

Lorie Martin talks about nursing leadership

Tanya Trevillian talks about teamwork in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Lia Boggs talks about nursing in the Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital

Justin Lilly talks about Nursing as a "family friendly" career

Learn about the "14 Forces of Magnetism" that support nursing excellence at Magnet facilities by clicking here.

Re-live the excitement from four years ago! Click Below to view television news coverage of Carilion's Magnet announcement on November 21, 2003.