Stamford Hospital Achieves Magnet® Designation

Published: April 29, 2016

Stamford Hospital has received Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This distinction puts Stamford Hospital among the roughly seven percent of the more than 5,600 hospitals in the nation – and one of only five in Connecticut – to achieve this status. Magnet recognition is the highest honor for nursing service excellence that any hospital can receive.

“Being recognized with Magnet status is a testament to the exceptional care our nurses provide to patients and families every day,” said Ellen Komar, RN, Vice President, Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer at Stamford Health. “We are incredibly proud of our team for achieving this most prestigious distinction.”

The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® identifies healthcare organizations that stand out with exceptional patient care and outcomes, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice - all while adhering to national standards and demonstrating exceptional leadership and sensitivity to culture and ethnic diversity.

To achieve this designation, hospitals must undergo a rigorous process over several months, including both a comprehensive document submission and an onsite evaluation of patient care and outcomes. Magnet hospitals must also provide an annual status report on their progress and undergo re-evaluation every four years to retain the designation.

“Only exceptional nurses can deliver exceptional patient-centered care,” added Komar. “And our nurses embody a culture that celebrates every improvement in clinical outcomes and patient experience.”

You can learn more about Stamford Health’s nursing team at

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