By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, June, 2010
Providence Portland Medical Center remains among the top Magnet hospitals in the country, having just received word that it has been re-designated a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence. Only three percent of all hospitals in the country can claim this honor.
“Our nurses are outstanding,” says Karen Logsdon, R.N., chief nurse executive. “They clearly demonstrated to the Magnet appraisers their commitment to providing excellent care for all of our patients.”
The Magnet Recognition Program was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to recognize health care organizations that provide nursing excellence. Magnet hospitals are honored for creating an environment that attracts and retains well-qualified nurses who deliver outstanding patient care and excellent outcomes.
“This designation acknowledges that Providence Portland Medical Center is a place where innovation, technology, quality and leadership at all levels come together to provide clinical excellence,” says Lisa Vance, the hospital’s chief executive.
Providence Portland first received Magnet designation in 2005, the second Providence hospital in Oregon to receive the honor. For more information, visit providence.org/ppmc.