Boston, Massachusetts, March 31, 2014 – Press Ganey, the leading patient experience improvement firm, today announced that its Nursing Excellence solution has been approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® for Exemplary Practice Evidence of Outcomes (EP3EO) for nurse satisfaction data. The Nursing Excellence solution is used by provider organizations to measure engagement among nursing staff and identify opportunities to create and sustain an environment which fosters better patient experiences.
In December 2013, the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program, a widely recognized achievement demonstrating nursing excellence, released new guidelines and revised criteria. Press Ganey analyzed these new guidelines to incorporate both criteria updates and new questions into survey materials to help organizations achieve or maintain Magnet recognition.
“Being designated as a Magnet organization has always been a way for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to providing an exceptional patient experience. As the health care industry becomes increasingly competitive, Magnet designation exemplifies the commitment to nursing excellence and optimal patient experience that is more important than ever,” said Christy Dempsey, CNO, Press Ganey. “By using our comprehensive surveying tools to capture the voice of nurses, we provide organizations with data and insights that drive engagement with those who are directly responsible for the patient experience to create and sustain improvements.”
Press Ganey worked collaboratively with ANCC to support the 2014 Magnet Guidelines and ensure content coverage of the seven nursing satisfaction categories required for Exemplary Practice Evidence of Outcomes (EP3EO). The content coverage was approved by ANCC in February of 2014. Press Ganey’s Employee Voice™ solution enables health care leaders to focus human capital initiatives, prioritize systemic change, inform work unit interventions and align employees around patient experience goals and business strategies.