COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Local Memorial Hermann receives Magnet recognition
This summer, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital achieved Magnet recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. It’s one of the highest national honors for nursing excellence. The recognition was given by The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program, which recognizes organizations that meet phenomenal and rigorous standards for nursing excellence.
The recognition makes Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital (which includes Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital and Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in League City) the only Magnet-certified hospital in Southeast Houston.
“The Magnet Recognition Program designates organizations worldwide where nursing leaders successfully align their nursing strategic goals to improve the organization’s patient outcomes,” said Noel Cardenas, Senior Vice President & CEO of Memorial Hermann Southeast and Memorial Hermann Pearland. “Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care to our community and Magnet recognition helps to affirm that we are doing so.”
As Cardenas notes, such recognition shows the great work nurses and staff of Memorial Hermann perform on a daily basis, especially during the past 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This honor is tangible evidence of our nurses’ commitment to providing the very best care to our patients,” Cardenas said. “We have a tight knit team between our two campuses and we will continue to pursue and maintain Magnet recognition well into the future.”
Memorial Hermann’s Magnet recognition makes it one of only a few U.S. health organizations that have achieved such an honor.
“It’s a wonderful feeling that confirms the hard work of all of our nurses and frontline staff,” Cardenas said. “It’s worth noting that Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital includes Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital and Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in League City, so this designation includes the nurses at all of those campuses. We are very proud.”
League City Regional Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Dewan Clayborn is proud to witness one of League City’s vital organizations gain such an achievement.
“Such an award only shows the great work being done by our wonderful healthcare professionals during the time we need them most,” he said. “League City and its surrounding community is absolutely blessed to have such a phenomenal hospital grace its region and ensure our community is getting the highest quality of health service out there. The team and nursing staff should be quite proud for achieving such spectacular recognition.”