We are proud that the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has designated Duke University Health System (DUHS) as a Magnet® organization. The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations that meet rigorous professional standards for nursing excellence. The designation of DUHS as a health system also includes the redesignations of Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital as Magnet organizations. Duke Regional was originally honored with Magnet status in 2008.
Magnet designation is the gold standard for recognizing organizations that achieve excellence in quality care outcomes. DUHS is one of only 16 Magnet health systems in the country, and one of only three in the state of North Carolina.
In seeking Magnet status as a health system, Duke Nursing and DUHS leaders focused on best practices, especially those identified by the ANCC. All three hospitals demonstrated excellent quality results independently and aligned numerous best practices at the health system level.
This honor is the culmination of dedicated efforts by DUHS nurses to ensure the best possible care for our patients and their families wherever in our health system they seek care.