Achieving operational excellence yields better results in hospitals

A recent article showed how achieving "Magnet status" in hospitals has helped provide a better quality of care and lowered patient mortality rates in those hospitals.

Magnet status is an award given by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center to hospitals that satisfy a set of criteria designed to measure the strength and quality of their nursing. Only 8% of US hospitals have received the award.

One of the keys to achieving Magnet status is the focus on operational excellence, specifically in these areas:

employee satisfaction and retention

professional development

aligning daily activities with a strategy based on best practices and the best patient outcomes

enhancing accountability and measuring progress.

This is yet another way that operational excellence can help improve results in your organization.

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