The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program is viewed around the world as the ultimate seal of quality and confidence, the highest honor an organization can receive for a nursing practice. Keck Hospital of USC submitted Magnet documentation in June; the ANCC document review process and site visits will take place over the next three to four months. In preparation for the official site visits, mock site visits were held in September.

Keck Medicine of USC is dedicated to becoming the leading academic medical center in the region. Specialty designations such as Magnet status demonstrate clinical excellence and exceptional medicine. Magnet recognition will reinforce the health system’s commitment to achieve sustained growth and success.

In a memo, Rod Hanners, COO of Keck Medicine and CEO of Keck Medical Center of USC, stated, “It is important to remember that this process is not purely a nursing effort — all employees play a role in influencing the Magnet designation.”

— L. Alexis Young