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Methodist Dallas Achieves Highest Honor in Nursing Excellence

Methodist Dallas Medical Center achieved Magnet® designation for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The ANCC recognition program is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. The designation is viewed around the nation as the ultimate credential for high quality nursing.

Less than 10 percent of hospitals in the United States have earned this designation. In addition to being recognized for innovations in nursing processes, Magnet® organizations are also recognized for outstanding patient care, an indication of an organization’s dedication to attaining high levels of safety, quality, and patient satisfaction.

“Our Magnet® designation demonstrates this staff’s dedication to providing excellent clinical care to our patients,” says Barbara Madden, MSN, RN, Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer, Methodist Dallas Medical Center. “The recognition belongs to everyone at Methodist Dallas and to Methodist Health System who has supported and inspired all of us to provide the best care possible for every patient, every day.”

The process for achieving Magnet® designation is lengthy and rigorous, requiring extensive staff participation. Following submission of the application and detailed qualitative and quantitative documentation on patient care and outcomes, a thorough on-site visit occurs. After reviewing the appraisal report, the Commission on Magnet® Recognition votes to decide whether Magnet® recognition will be granted.

“Magnet hospitals provide patients and their families with the gold standard of nursing excellence,” says John Phillips, FACHE, President, Methodist Dallas Medical Center. “We’ve known we were a Magnet hospital for now so this recognition means so much.”

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Dallas-based Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated health care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Ten hospitals and more than two dozen Methodist Family Health Centers and Medical Groups are among the facilities served by the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the fastest-growing health systems in America, Methodist continues to add facilities and services to enhance patient care along the entire continuum. Additional information is available at

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.