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7/24/23 news article

Dayton Children's receives Magnet designation® for a third time

Magnet designation® is nursing’s highest honor

Dayton Children's nurses magnet designation

Magnet designation® is one of the most prestigious honors a hospital can achieve, and Dayton Children’s Hospital received it for the third time on Monday, July 24, 2023.

This is nursing’s highest honor, meaning Dayton Children’s Hospital has been recognized nationally as the gold standard in patient care and the professional practice of nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Dayton Children’s is one of 39 Magnet-designated hospitals in Ohio. The 612 Magnet designated organizations represent approximately 10% of all U.S. health care organizations. Magnet hospitals have lower patient mortality, fewer medical complications, improved patient and employee safety, and higher patient and staff satisfaction.


  • 10% of hospitals in the US are designated Magnet

  • In Ohio, we are 1 of 39 hospitals designated Magnet

  • In the U.S., we are 1 of 612 hospitals designated Magnet

Pediatric facilities

  • In Ohio, we are 1 of 4 pediatric hospitals designated Magnet

  • In the U.S., we are 1 of 48 pediatric hospitals designated Magnet

“Receiving Magnet re-designation is a huge win not only for Dayton Children’s nurses and staff but also for our patient families and the community,” says Jayne Gmeiner, MS, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer.  “The kids we treat are truly the real winners here because this is just another reminder of the amazing care by the best nurses available to patient families throughout the region.”

Dayton Children's receives Magnet

The Magnet Recognition Program designates organizations worldwide where nursing leaders successfully align their nursing strategic goals to improve the organization’s patient outcomes.

In order to achieve Magnet designation, Dayton Children’s achieved a comprehensive set of criteria measuring the strength and quality of nursing.   To nurses, Magnet Recognition means education and development through every career stage, which leads to greater autonomy at the bedside. To patients, it means the very best care, delivered by nurses who are supported to be the very best that they can be.

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Jayne Gmeiner MS, RN, NEA-BC

vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer
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