Magnet Designation

Seven Houston Methodist Facilities are ANCC Magnet® Recognized

Houston Methodist is proud to have all seven of its hospitals as designees of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which recognizes superior quality in nursing care as evidenced by performance outcomes. ANCC conducts thorough evaluations of hospitals seeking both initial recognition and re-designation, judging proficiency and leadership in the following five key areas that are considered global issues in nursing and health care:


  • Visionary leadership transforming the organization to meet changing needs
  • Empowered staff properly prepared to face all challenges
  • Competent, dedicated and empowered nurses
  • Continued innovation within staff knowledge, clinical practice and systemic improvements
  • Outcomes measurement systems in place throughout the entire organization

    Magnet recognition requires documented evidence of how Magnet concepts, performance and quality are sustained and improved every four years. Nurses at a Magnet®-recognized facility are:


    • The source of knowledge and expertise for nursing care
    • Flexible and constantly striving for discovery and innovation
    • Transformational leaders who demonstrate advocacy and support on behalf of staff and patients to transform values, beliefs and behaviors
    • Educated about evidence-based practice and research, enabling them to appropriately explore the safest and best practices for patients


    Houston Methodist Magnet® Facilities:

    • Houston Methodist Hospital, five-time recipient; first designated in 2002
    • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, designated in 2013
    • Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital, designated in 2016
    • Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, designated in 2017
    • Houston Methodist West Hospital, designated in 2018
    • Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital designated in 2022
    • Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital designated in 2022


    Houston Methodist Facilities with Pathway to Excellence® Designation:

    • Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital
    • Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital