Magnet® Nursing

The First in the Nation's Capital

MedStar Georgetown was the first hospital to be designated as a Magnet® facility in the nation’s capitol in 2004. We have successfully been re-designated as a Magnet hospital in 2008 and again in 2013. We are proud to be part of the community of Magnet hospitals which represent fewer than 8% of hospitals across the nation.

What is Magnet Designation?

MGUH-MagnetIt is a distinction given to hospitals that have demonstrated excellence in nursing care, a nursing professional practice environment and nursing satisfaction. This designation is given to hospitals by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC). This designation means that nurses at MedStar Georgetown are dedicated to providing high quality care, exceptional patient experiences, and care of our community. Research shows there are clear benefits to hospitals that receive Magnet status and to the communities they serve in-patient satisfaction, recruitment and retention of nurses, and in improved clinical outcomes for patients. According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), "Magnet status is not a prize or an award. Rather, it is a credential or organizational recognition of nursing excellence."

MedStar Georgetown is the first hospital in Washington, D.C. to attain Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This prestigious award recognizes our nurses for excellence in nursing practice.

Magnet Culture

Collaborative Governance

Nurses are leaders at all levels of the division and are committed to a participative management style, believing that optimal job satisfaction and creativity will result from free exchange of disciplined ideas and efforts. The practice environment that has emerged offers our staff and patients the opportunity to experience the benefits of continually improving nursing care and concomitant outcomes.

 Learn more about the Division of Nursing Collaborative Governance.