St. Jude is Recognized as a Magnet 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. On Aug. 18, 2015, St. Jude was granted the status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center following a rigorous application process. National studies have found that hospitals achieving Magnet status have lower patient mortality, fewer medical complications, and better patient care outcomes.


Key Facts about Magnet Status:

  • Only about 7% of hospitals in the United States receive Magnet status.
  • We are one of only 433 Magnet hospitals in the nation and 7 in Tennessee.
  • Achieving Magnet status demonstrates that St. Jude has excellent patient care, safety and satisfaction; attracts and retains top nursing talent; and has a collaborative culture among its nursing staff.

Key Facts about Nursing at St. Jude:

  • We have more than 670 nurses working in 32 departments.
  • About 450 of those nurses work in direct patient care.
  • Overall nurse-to-patient ratio: 1:3
  • ICU nurse-to-patient ratio: 1:1
  • Number of weeks new nurses attend orientation: 10-12
  • Percentage of RNs with baccalaureate or higher degree: 78% (national average is 55%)
  • Overall national certification rates for the nursing department: 54%

On Aug. 18, 2015, St. Jude received the call from the American Nurses Credentialing Center that the hospital has been granted Magnet status.



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