Huntington Hospital Recognized for Nursing Care

Huntington Hospital has once again won a Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The award recognizes excellence in nursing. Huntington is the only hospital with a fifth consecutive designation on Long Island, making it the first in the Northwell health system, second in New York State and 32nd in the United States, the hospital said.

The Magnet Recognition Program honors health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.

Only 586 hospitals worldwide have achieved Magnet® status for nursing excellence since the
program’s inception in 1983.

“Our nursing staff is known for upholding the highest standards of nursing,” said Susan
Knoepffler, RN, chief nursing officer at Huntington Hospital. “With this accomplishment, our
community is assured high quality compassionate care by our talented and dedicated nurses.”
The 371-bed hospital employs 600 nurses, 1,900 employees and specializes in
neurosurgery, orthopedics and cancer care.

“The Magnet designation 5 consecutive times indicates this is no fluke,” said Nick
Fitterman, MD, executive director of Huntington Hospital. “This represents consistent, high-
quality care by a dedicated, professional, extraordinary nursing staff. The Magnet designation
provides the foundation of care that has propelled Huntington Hospital to CMS 5-star
recognition, the only Hospital in Suffolk County to achieve this. The nursing staff continue to
excel even while around the country we see health care workers burning out, leaving the
profession, the staff here remain as committed as ever.”

Magnet® recognition provides specific benefits to health care organizations and their communities, such as:

  •  Improved patient experience;
  •  Better patient outcomes;
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses.

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