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Vidant Medical Center achieves Magnet® Recognition for Second Time

November 13, 2018 posted by Brian Wudkwych

Greenville, N.C. — Vidant Medical Center (VMC) recently attained Magnet recognition—the highest national honor for professional nursing practice—for the second time.

“I am so proud of the work that Vidant Medical Center does every day to serve eastern North Carolina,” said Linda Hofler, PhD, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, senior vice president, nurse executive for VMC. “This continued designation highlights an amazing team committed to excellence in patient care.”

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. Receiving this recognition for the second time is a great achievement for VMC, as it continues to proudly belong to the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations.

“Our mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina and the Magnet model for Excellence are aligned perfectly,” said Brian Floyd, president of Vidant Medical Center and chief operating officer of Vidant Health hospitals. “Magnet recognition is the gold standard and I’m grateful for the dedicated teams who demonstrate excellence in their work every day.”

The Magnet Model provides a framework for nursing practice, research, and measurement of outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC evaluates applicants across a number of components and dimensions to gauge an organization’s nursing excellence.

“When the Magnet appraisal team visited our hospital, they noted VMC team members showed a strong commitment to quality and patient safety and that partnerships abound across all disciplines,” said Daphne Brewington, PhD, RN, Magnet Program director and administrator for Professional Nursing Practice and Development. “They also noted our organization has a strong commitment to professional growth and development. What they witnessed during their visit I see in action throughout our hospital every day.”

Health care organizations must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality. Only 10 percent of U.S. health care organizations out of more than 6,300 U.S. hospitals have achieved this recognition.

VMC’s re-designation was recognized at the Magnet Conference in Denver, Colo. Oct. 24-26.

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About AMCC’s Magnet Recognition Program
The Magnet Recognition Program — administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world — identifies health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. The Magnet Recognition Program serves as the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program and current statistics, visit

About Vidant Health
Vidant Health is a mission-driven, 1,512-bed health system that annually serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is made up of more than 12,500 employees, eight hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers, and Vidant Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician and provider group with more than 500 providers in more than 90 locations in eastern North Carolina. Vidant is affiliated with The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant has a mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. For more information, visit

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