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Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Earns Prestigious Magnet® Recognition

Willowbrook, TX - 10/25/2013

HOUSTON – (October 24, 2013) – Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, joining only 7 percent of hospitals nationwide with this distinction.

This prestigious honor represents the highest level of international recognition to health care organizations that demonstrate sustained excellence in nursing care. Magnet status also provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care they can expect to receive.

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital staff has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program®.

“The credit for earning this Magnet recognition goes to our entire nursing team, our leadership team and our medical community for all their ongoing efforts to create an environment where teamwork and great patient care results in stellar outcomes,” said Beryl Ramsey, chief executive officer, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and executive vice president, Houston Methodist.

All Magnet Recognition Program® applicants undergo an extensive evaluation, and members who are granted Magnet status must continue to maintain rigorous quality and nursing standards as part of their four-year designation.

“We began our journey to Magnet designation three years ago. We have developed a true Magnet culture within our organization where we use innovation and our passion for healing to make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. We are truly honored to receive this award,” said Sheila Fata, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, vice president and chief nursing officer at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.

Earlier this year, appraisers from the ANCC visited Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital to conduct an official three-day Magnet onsite survey in which nearly every inpatient and outpatient unit was visited and hundreds of staff members and members of the Board of Trustees were interviewed. A public forum was held where more than 40 members of the community shared their feedback about the hospital with the ANCC site survey team. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is one of 31 Magnet hospitals in Texas, which includes Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, which was first designated in 2002.

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About the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®

The Magnet Recognition Program® administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world, recognizes health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. The Magnet Recognition Program® serves as the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program® and current statistics, visit nursecredentialing.org/magnet.

About Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, a not-for-profit, faith-based hospital, is part of Houston Methodist. The facility opened on December 18, 2000. The campus has expanded in Northwest Houston to serve the comprehensive health care needs of the community.
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has received its chest pain and stroke accreditations, performs complex surgeries such as neurosurgery and open heart, and focuses on women and children in its new Women’s & Children’s Pavilion. Utilizing the latest research and state-of-the-art technology, Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has become the leader in orthopedic care in Northwest Houston. For more information on the comprehensive services available on the Houston Methodist Willowbrook campus, please visit houstonmethodist.org/willowbrook.

To find a physician, call 281-737-2500.

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