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.