St. Cloud Hospital has received re-designation as a Magnet hospital, the second Minnesota hospital and one of only 60 hospitals worldwide, to achieve three or more Magnet designations. Magnet status, granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, is the highest international recognition for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.
St. Cloud Hospital received its initial Magnet designation in 2004. At that time there were just 100 Magnet hospitals in the country, and one in the state of Minnesota. Now there are 393 Magnet hospitals in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and 4 countries (Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Australia). There are currently three Magnet hospitals in Minnesota: St. Cloud Hospital, Mayo Clinic Hospitals and Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
The Catholic Health Association of Minnesota will be hosting their Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 7th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Edina. Featured speakers include Kathy Curran, Senior Director of Public Policy from the CHA-USA – Federal Issues and Priorities for Congress; Fr. Tom Kopfensteiner, Senior VP of Mission from the CHI – Ethical Challneges Facing Catholic Health Care; and M. Therese Lysaught, a visiting scholar with CHA-USA – Being a Catholic Presence in the Changing Face of Health Care.
The Annual Meeting is fully sponsored by CHA-MN with complimentary lunch and hospitality, no fee to attend, but pre-registration required through firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.503.2163.