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Baylor Medical Center at Irving's Nursing Excellence Recognized With Prestigious Magnet® Recognition

Magnet® designated organizations represent less than seven percent of all U.S. health care organizations

Baylor Medical Center at Irving has received Magnet® designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Baylor Irving joins the ranks of some of the nation's prestigious health care organizations including Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Mayo Clinic and MD Anderson Cancer Center. It is also the sixth hospital in Baylor Health Care System to receive the elite designation.

Magnet designation is one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can achieve. For patients, this designation means that their care is provided by a nursing staff that ranks in the top seven percent of hospitals in the country. According to the ANCC, Magnet designation is the gold standard of patient care.

“Magnet recognition is a testament to the family-centered care that our staff and medical staff provide to the community,” said Dr. Brenda Blain, chief nursing officer at Baylor Medical Center at Irving. “It is a reflection of our day-to-day teamwork and nursing excellence that truly make this facility a shining star.”

The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adherence to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services. Applicants undergo a rigorous evaluation that includes extensive interviews and review of nursing services. Research shows there are clear benefits to hospitals that are awarded Magnet status and to the communities they serve:

  • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help, and receipt of discharge information;
  • Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue;
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses; and
  • Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave position

About Baylor Medical Center at Irving
Baylor Medical Center at Irving, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a 296-bed, fully-accredited not-for-profit hospital located in Irving, Texas. The hospital provides a broad spectrum of medical and health care services which include advanced health care services in cardiovascular care, diagnostic imaging, digestive disorders, physical medicine and rehabilitation, oncology treatment, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, and emergency medicine.

Led by Hospital President Cindy Schamp, Baylor Irving has more than 1,200 employees and a medical staff comprised of over 485 physicians representing nearly 40 specialties. Recently Baylor Irving was recognized for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission in conjunction with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. A full list of all awards and accreditations can be found on

About Baylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White Health is a not-for-profit health care system with total assets of $8.3 billion* and the vision and resources to offer its patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. The new system includes 43 hospitals, more than 500 patient care sites, more than 6,000 affiliated physicians, 34,000 employees and the Scott & White Health Plan. For More Information visit:

Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Health Care System’s subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor Medical Center at Irving or Baylor Health Care System.

About the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®

The Magnet Recognition Program® administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world, recognizes healthcare 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

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