Magnet Designations

Emory Healthcare is proud to be the only health system in Georgia to have two Magnet-designated hospitals – Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital.

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital received its fifth Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in the spring of 2014, making it one of only three hospitals – and the only community hospital — in the world to receive five consecutive designations. Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital was just the third hospital in the world to earn Magnet status when it received its first designation in 1995.

Emory University Hospital achieved Magnet status for the first time in early 2014. This recognition was years in the making and represents perseverance, leadership, collaboration and a commitment to excellence. Magnet designation is the gold standard for excellence in nursing care. So, what does Magnet mean to you? Magnet hospitals:

  • Provide outstanding care, safety and satisfaction  
  • Create a collaborative culture with shared decision-making and mutual respect across multiple disciplines  
  • Leverage the ability to attract and retain top nursing talent  
  • Advance nursing standards and practice  
  • Have better outcomes, including lower mortality rates and fewer falls, injuries and hospital-acquired infections 

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