St. Joseph Hospital is four-time designated for Magnet status, the highest recognition for nursing excellence, making it one of just four hospitals in California to achieve this status. Since 2007, St. Joseph Hospital has been recognized as a Magnet hospital—a prestigious designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes organizations that provide the highest-quality care. Only 8 percent of U.S. hospitals earn Magnet recognition, which means less than 1 percent of U.S. hospitals are four times designated.
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.”