PARC: About the Magnet Program

AbouThe Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Program is a voluntary international recognition program that recognizes excellence in nursing care. Magnet status is awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Providence Portland Medical Center received Magnet Nursing recognition in 2005. By meeting the rigorous criteria to achieve Magnet Status – PPMC became one of only 220 institutions achieving this recognition. The PARC is the only inpatient rehabilitation unit within a Magnet facility in Oregon.

What does it mean to be a Magnet facility?

Magnet Facilities have been shown to have more favorable outcomes:

For Patients 
  • Lower mortality rates.
  • Shorter lengths of stay
  • Increased patient satisfaction.
  • Lower disease-specific mortality rates.
For Nurses 
  • Increased satisfaction.
  • More appropriate RN mix.
  • Perceived ability to give quality care.
  • Perceived increases in productivity.
For Workplaces
  • Lower incidence of needlestick injury.
  • Increased ability to recruit and retain nurses.
  • Lower rates of nurse burnout.