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Magnet Designation

Magnet honors the very best in nursing excellence, and we are extremely honored that Cook Children's Medical Center nurses received Magnet® redesignation ... again!!

Cook Children's Medical Center nurses have been recognized three times, an honor achieved by less than three percent of health care organizations nationwide.

Cook Children's Medical Center has been a Magnet-designated organization since 2006. Since then, Cook Children's has been redesignated twice, in January 2011 and March 2016.

The Magnet award is one of the most coveted and prestigious honors a hospital and nursing staff can achieve. It is given by The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. ANCC developed the Magnet program to recognize health care organizations that give the very best in nursing care and uphold traditions within the nursing profession.

"This is not just an incredible statement about the excellent nursing that occurs here at Cook Children's," said Nancy Cychol, president of Cook Children's Medical Center. "It speaks to our outstanding team from all corners of the medical center and beyond that come together to look after, care for and embrace the patients and families we serve."

At the time of our first Magnet designation in 2006, only 10 other free-standing children's hospitals in the nation had achieved the honor.