Magnet® surveyors to visit hospital Jan. 15-17

Friday, January 10, 2020

Representatives from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) will visit WVU Hospitals Jan. 15-17, as part of the hospital's bid for an ANCC Magnet® re-designation, which recognizes excellence in nursing services.

The representatives will visit all areas of the hospital, and meet with different groups and individual nurses and support staff. WVU Hospitals has already submitted written documentation for the appraisal team to review and, in interviews with staff, they will compare the information provided in the document to spoken testimonials.

“We welcome our Magnet® appraisers to WVU Hospitals and are delighted they are with us,” Lya M. Cartwright-Stroupe, Magnet® program director, said. “We hope you will take a moment, if you see them, to welcome them and brag about why WVU Hospitals is such a great place to work and receive care.”

WVU Medicine-WVU Hospitals has been named a Magnet® hospital three times. It became the first and only West Virginia hospital to achieve such recognition in 2005, and was re-designated in 2009 and 2015. The hospital, which remains the state's only Magnet® hospital, is up for re-designation in 2020.