Union Hospital receives Magnet designation

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) -Union Hospital’s nursing department has gained the facility one of the highest national honors.

Wednesday, staff at Union Hospital were notified that they received Magnet designation from the American Nurse’s Credentialing Center.

The designation is held by only eight percent of hospitals across the United States.

Magnet designation is given to those who demonstrate quality patient care and nursing excellence.

Union’s chief nursing officer says she hopes the new recognition will allow to the hospital to bring in and keep more quality nurses.

“Hopefully it’ll help with recruitment and retention because I’ve always been an advocate that if you’re a registered nurse and you want to work in a great environment, look for one that has the Magnet facility,” said Ronda Smith, chief nursing officer at Union Hospital.

Smith says it took Union Hospital around 5 years to earn their Magnet designation.

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