Published on: 10/08/2015
At the ANCC National Magnet Conference® in Atlanta, GA, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) announced Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, a part of Miami Children’s Health System, in Miami, Florida, as the winner of the ANCC 2015 Magnet Prize® sponsored by Cerner, a global leader in health care technology.
This award recognizes innovative nursing programs and practices in ANCC Magnet®-recognized organizations. Cerner encourages cutting-edge nursing programs and practices by sponsoring the $25,000 purse attached to The Magnet Prize®. The prize money continues to advance or disseminate the innovation that was selected for The Magnet Prize.
“We are pleased to honor the remarkable innovations Nicklaus Children’s Hospital achieved to prevent injuries in children due to falls, and to advance nursing care,” stated Linda C. Lewis, MSA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, chief ANCC officer.
The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and uphold the tradition of professional nursing practice. Winning organizations must meet specific criteria such as extraordinary nursing activities that have been sustained over an extended period of time, innovations that are beyond the characteristics of Magnet organizations, and positive outcomes that have been demonstrated and empirically linked to the innovation.
“Cerner is continuously working to provide the most innovative and efficient health information technology solutions designed to support evidence-based clinical practice, quality care and improved outcomes,” said Eva Karp, RN-BC, MBA, FACHE, senior vice president and chief clinical officer, Cerner. “We are proud to recognize Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for its outstanding accomplishment using the Cerner electronic health record.”
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is recognized for the Humpty Dumpty Falls Prevention Program. Pediatric safety prevention is a focal point of the educational endeavors at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. This facility is a leader in developing a tool to prevent pediatric falls and thereby enhance safety. This fall-prevention program is proven to be an effective tool in the prevention of unintentional injury due to falls and is used around the world.
This program exemplifies nursing excellence and is proven to help nurses deliver high quality health care for patients. The Humpty Dumpty Falls Prevention tool is currently in use in more than 1,150 hospitals around the world, including facilities in all 50 U.S. states, all U.S. military branches and 18 countries situated in six continents.
“The dedicated and talented nurses of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital continue to demonstrate their dedication, commitment to clinical excellence and patient safety with the innovative development of the Humpty Dumpty Falls Prevention Program. Hospitalized children around the globe are safer today and we are excited to be the recipient of the prestigious Magnet Prize from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, sponsored by Cerner,” said, Jackie Gonzalez, DNP, MBA, ARNP, NEA-BC, FAAN, senior vice president/chief nursing officer, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, a 289-bed freestanding pediatric specialty hospital, earned its first Magnet recognition in 2003. It was re-designated in 2008 and 2013.
About The Magnet Prize®
In 2002, the ANCC board of directors established The Magnet Prize to encourage the pursuit of excellence. The Magnet Prize recognizes organizations with unique programs where innovative action transforms nursing practice. The interventions and outcomes benefit the nursing profession as a whole and have direct impact on patients in various settings. This award serves as a means for acknowledging peak performance within credentialed Magnet organizations and is the highest honor ANCC bestows within the Magnet community.
Cerner has sponsored the award since 2007.
Cerner’s health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 18,000 facilities worldwide. Recognized for innovation, Cerner solutions assist clinicians in making care decisions and enable organizations to manage the health of populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help health care organizations manage revenue, as well as a wide range of services to support clients’ clinical, financial and operational needs. Cerner’s mission is to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities. On February 2, 2015, Cerner Corporation acquired substantially all of the assets, and assumed certain liabilities, of the Siemens Health Services business from Siemens AG. Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, visit cerner.com, read our blog at cerner.com/blog, connect with us on Twitter at twitter.com/cerner and on Facebook at facebook.com/cerner.
The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs. ANCC’s internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. ANCC recognizes health care organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits health care organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education. ANCC is the only nurse credentialing organization to successfully achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification in the design, development and delivery of global credentialing services for nurses and health care organizations.