Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka, Kansas, received ANCC Magnet® recognition in 2009, became a Primary Stroke Center in 2010, and was the recipient of BCEN®’s Honorary Certification Recognition Award in 2013. The desire for Magnet® recognition helped put them on the path to certification; their success with certification helped lead to their many other achievements.
“I have no doubt we’re improving the care that we’re giving,” noted Renea Wilson, BSN, CEN, Emergency Department Manager at Stormont-Vail. “Certified nurses understand the big picture of the patients we care for. The ED nurses are seen as leaders in the organization.” Read the full story.