In 2007, St. Joseph Hospital became one of the first hospitals in Southern California and the State’s first Catholic hospital to receive Magnet designation, the highest recognition for nursing excellence. Only eight percent of hospitals nationwide have achieved Magnet designations. We continue our Magnet journey, looking forward to our fourth designation in 2020.
Chief Nursing Officer Katie Skelton, RN, MSN, MBA, NEA, BC at St. Joseph Hospital, stated, “Receiving Magnet designation illustrates the commitment of our nurses and their efforts to ensure the highest level of care. Collaboration is also at the heart of what we do best. Magnet designation is a result of an interdisciplinary team of highly skilled professionals coming together to create a culture of excellence.”