In 1981 the American Academy of Nursing commissioned a study to identify hospitals with the best nursing practices in the country The term "Magnet" was adopted to describe these select hospitals, because they acted as magnets in attracting and retaining outstanding nurses. The Magnet Recognition Program is run by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and "recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice."
Providence St. Peter Hospital (PSPH) nurses were honored and excited by our initial Magnet designation in 2008. Since then, the PSPH’s Magnet journey has continued with redesignations in 2013 and 2018. In 2024, PSPH plans to submit their application for their fourth designation cycle. Throughout the process, PSPH nurses have remained focused on providing excellent nursing care, improving our patients’ experiences, developing our staff, and raising the level of our nursing profession. Come join us!