Hospital is among 8 percent of Magnet recipients nationwide

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital staff react to the Magnet designation.

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital staff celebrate the Magnet® designation earlier this year. The honor recognizes the hospital’s efforts in nursing.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center again has designated Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH) a Magnet® facility. This prestigious recognition  — IFOH’s third since 2009 — honors the work and culture of nursing.

“Magnet designation is a privilege and it is valued by our staff, patients, providers and prospective employees as a sign of distinction and honor,” says Deborah Fulbrook, Chief Nursing Officer at IFOH. “It has been demonstrated that Magnet hospitals achieve higher patient satisfaction scores, higher quality outcomes, and [the recognition] further supports our journey for all staff engagement.”

The achievement places IFOH in the company of just 8 percent of hospitals nationwide. To date, only 477 of the approximately 5,000 hospitals in the United States have attained Magnet status. To be named a Magnet facility, IFOH submitted a written application and completed a three-day site survey with three Magnet appraisers who spoke extensively with the hospitals’ nurses and nurse leaders, physicians, providers and ancillary partners about the work they do every day.

Work at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital!

Join Inova Fair Oaks Hospital’s Magnet® team of nurses.

Leave a Comment