Magnet Designation

In 2018 Passavant Area Hospital earned its third consecutive Magnet® Designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence — an accomplishment so prestigious that only 3% of hospitals in the country have done it.

Consumers rely on Magnet Designation as the ultimate credential for high quality nursing.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

But achieving this historic mark isn't just a celebration for Passavant; it’s a celebration for the entire community.

It means a healthier community, better results, better care, stronger relationships and quicker access to the absolute best in healthcare.

What Makes a Magnet Hospital Different?

The criteria and processes for being designated as a Magnet hospital are thorough and rigorous, but at Passavant we are committed to the details. 

A brief overview of what goes into the award can show just how big of a difference there is between a hospital and a Magnet hospital.



Colleagues Empowered to Make Things Happen

Everyone who works at Passavant has a voice to open doors for new ideas that lead to better healthcare. People who are most directly involved with your care are engaged, motivated and have the power to make your voice heard.

Magnet Standard: Transformational Leadership and Structural Empowerment

Join a nursing team dedicated to your personal growth. 


A Continued Thirst to Exceed the Highest Standards

Grounded in a culture of safety, quality monitoring and quality improvement, Passavant nurses actively search out new ways to set our highest standards of care even higher. They collaborate with other care providers to ensure that your care is comprehensive, coordinated and effective.

Magnet Standard: Exemplary Professional Practice

Explore ways Passavant Area Hospital can care for you and your family. 


Leading the Way in Modern Healthcare

Innovations in patient care, nursing, and the practice environment are the hallmarks of organizations receiving Magnet recognition. Our nursing staff continually participates in continuing education courses and training in the latest advancements in the medical field. Our facilities stay up to date with all of the newest in medical technology and medical developments, and as an affiliate of Memorial Health System we have access to state of the art training facilities at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation. 

Magnet Standard: New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements

Tour the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation facility online. 


Better Performance in the Most Important Metrics in Healthcare

Lower mortality rates, better patient outcomes, increased patient safety features, higher patient satisfaction and confidence levels, and increased retention of the nation’s best nurses aren’t just goals or hollow statements. They’re characteristics of Magnet hospitals that are proven and backed by data and statistics.

Magnet Standard: Empirical Outcomes

Learn about Passavant Area Hospital's achievements 

Better healthcare comes from better nursing teams, and better nursing teams come from Passavant. And that’s what truly makes Passavant Area Hospital a Magnet Hospital.

Magnet and Magnet Designation are registered trademarks of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).