TYLER – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital has been granted recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet facility. This also includes the the Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital and CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic. The designation comes after a years-long application process. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. According to a news release from the hospital, most hospitals and medical organizations do not meet the criteria necessary to apply for Magnet recognition. It is one of the most difficult statuses to achieve. CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler is the only health care provider in the region to hold this designation.
Once accepted for application, a hospital spends the 24-36-month application process gathering and producing the necessary submission documents, which the ANCC only accepts four times a year. Last October, the ANCC received and reviewed CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System’s application, then scored the document; an in-depth review process, which took roughly 3 months. When the document was found to be “Excellent” the ANCC scheduled a three-day site visit in April which verified that the data in the document is accurate and representative.