Magnet Recognition anniversary celebrated at hospital

Bristol Hospital celebrated the one year anniversary of its Magnet Recognition with an event Wednesday morning. The highlight of the ceremony was displaying the glass Magnet oblique in a newly-built case in the hospital lobby. The American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program, granted Bristol Hospital Magnet recognition last July thereby giving Bristol Hospital “status” as a Magnet recognized organization.

A press release from the hospital explained Magnet is the highest recognition an organization can receive for nursing care as established by the ANCC, a division of the American Nurses Association. The Magnet status recognizes health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and uphold the tradition of professional nursing practice, said the press release. Currently, the release said, Bristol Hospital is the only hospital in Hartford County to hold Magnet recognition and is only one of six Magnet hospitals in Connecticut.

In attendance at the Magnet Recognition anniversary event and shown with the oblique are, from the left, Bristol Hospital President and CEO Kurt A. Barwis, FACHE; Vice President of Quality and Safety Korrine A. Roth; Nancy LaMonica, director of clinical excellence, professional practice and Magnet; Chairman of the Board of Directors John J. Leone, Jr, and Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Chris Ann Meaney.

In attendance at the Magnet Recognition anniversary event and shown with the oblique are, from the left, Bristol Hospital President and CEO Kurt A. Barwis, FACHE; Vice President of Quality and Safety Korrine A. Roth; Nancy LaMonica, director of clinical excellence, professional practice and Magnet; Chairman of the Board of Directors John J. Leone, Jr, and Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Chris Ann Meaney.