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A Magnet-Designated Hospital

St. Jude is a Magnet hospital, the highest designation a hospital can receive related to nursing. The Magnet Recognition Program® serves as a benchmark for patients to measure the quality of nursing care they can expect to receive at a hospital. Only 9 percent of all U.S. hospitals have achieved this recognition.

St. Jude was granted the status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2015 and again in 2020. National studies have found that hospitals achieving Magnet status have lower patient mortality, fewer medical complications and better patient care outcomes.

The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing philosophy and practice, adherence to national standards for improving patient care, leadership and sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity. Hospitals undergo a rigorous evaluation that includes extensive interviews and review of nursing services, clinical outcomes and patient care. Magnet hospitals must provide an annual status report on their progress and must undergo re-evaluation every four years to retain the designation.

Shared Governance

Our nursing practice integrates our core values in professional practice every day, including our shared decision-making process. Shared Governance at St. Jude involves our entire nursing body, which focuses on nursing and the organizational mission, vision and priorities.

We follow a Shared Governance structure consisting of an oversight council, coordinating committees, service line and unit-based councils. This structure provides clear pathways for decision-making and allows everyone in nursing the ability to be involved and have a voice in important institutional decisions. This structure uses information from leadership, staff and the community to drive strategic direction. 

St. Jude is committed to a core set of values that promotes optimal patient outcomes and ensures safe and efficient, world-class care.

  • The highest quality of care and support
  • Honesty, integrity, accountability and professional behavior
  • A culture of excellence
  • Compassion
  • Ethical behavior
  • Teamwork
  • Patient Family-Centered Care
  • A culture of safety
  • A positive image of nursing
  • Professional growth
  • Diversity
  • Shared decision-making
  • Innovation
  • Stewardship