News Back Thursday, May 23, 2013 - DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan’s Nursing Excellence Recognized with Prestigious Magnet® Recognition Media Contact: Cheryl Angelelli 313-460-6371 Recognition achieved by 395 out of nearly 6,000 U.S. healthcare organizations Detroit, MI—May 17, 2013—DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork, and superiority in patient care. Magnet recognition is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which ensures that rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met. With this credential, RIM joins the Magnet community—a select group of 395 healthcare organizations out of nearly 6,000 U.S. healthcare organizations. RIM is one of only three rehab hospitals in the U.S. to receive Magnet® designation and joins the DMC’s Detroit Receiving Hospital and Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in receiving this honor. “Magnet recognition provides our community with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of patient care,” said Bill Restum, PhD, president, RIM. “Achieving Magnet recognition reinforces the culture of excellence that is a cornerstone of how we serve our community. It’s also the tangible evidence of our nurses’ commitment to providing the very best care to our patients, of which we are extremely proud.” Magnet recognition has become the gold standard for nursing excellence and is taken into consideration when the public judges healthcare organizations. In fact, U.S. News & World Report’s annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals” includes Magnet recognition in its ranking criteria for quality of inpatient care. RIM began their rigorous Magnet® journey in 2009. After submitting 116 sources of evidence compiled to verify the nursing staff's excellence in the 5 Model Components of Magnet®, representatives from the ANCC conducted a two-day, multi-faceted site visit to RIM in March 2013. Three Magnet® Appraisers observed nursing practice and performance, and spoke to nurses, physicians, board members and community stakeholders during the site visit. Magnet® status is bestowed only to hospitals that exceed professional standards in nursing practice, leadership, education and research, and are able to document them. Research shows there are clear benefits to hospitals that achieve Magnet® status and to the communities they serve including consumer confidence, recruitment and retention, and maintaining positive patient outcomes. About DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan DMC’s Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan is one of the nation’s largest hospitals specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The Institute is home to many innovative programs, including the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery, a world-class facility designed to implement and study innovative treatments in spinal cord injury recovery. RIM is one of eight hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). The DMC is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, and Detroit Pistons. About the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® The Magnet Recognition Program® administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world, recognizes healthcare organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. The Magnet Recognition Program® serves as the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program® and current statistics, visit www.nursecredentialing.org/magnet.