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Nursing Excellence

The Online Newsletter for Children's Nurses
e-Edition, Issue 12

Beverly Hayden Pugh

Children's Hospital Central California,
Magnetically Charged

By Beverly Hayden-Pugh, MOB, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer


The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Our patients and families rely on Magnet® designation as the ultimate credential for high-quality nursing. Developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Magnet® model serves as a roadmap for organizations seeking Magnet® recognition and provides a framework for nursing practice and research into the future.


The Magnet® model components focus on:

  • Transformational Leadership
  • Structural Empowerment
  • Exemplary Professional Practice
  • New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvement

Children’s Hospital achieved Magnet Recognition® in 2004, Magnet® re-designation in 2008, and the Beacon Award in 2009. These achievements mark milestones on our ongoing journey of excellence. We are submitting our application for Children’s second Magnet® re-designation the fall of 2012. Over 150 nurses and other healthcare professionals representing 42 departments contributed to the Magnet report.

This newsletter contains excerpts from our written report, illustrating numerous examples of excellence reflective of the magnetic nursing culture that exists at Children’s Hospital. We demonstrate quality patient care, innovative programs and systems and empirical outcomes that have established us at the forefront of pediatric nursing care. Nursing staff at Children’s Hospital are committed to children, making a difference in the lives of our patients and families. Our nurses truly exemplify our core values of excellence, compassionate care, integrity, innovation, collaboration and stewardship everyday throughout Children’s Hospital.

Children’s Hospital is comprised of “amazing people” providing “incredible care.”



1  2012 American Nurses Credentialing Center, Magnet Recognition Program®
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In This Issue

Magnetically Charged

Leadership That Transforms

Empowered Nursing

Exemplary Care

Innovations In Nursing

The Magnet Culture

Meditech Scanning and Archiving