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.