HOUSTON (July 20, 2021)

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital has received one of the highest national honors for nursing excellence a hospital can receive. The hospital announced today that they have achieved Magnet recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence.

With this credential, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital joins the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Just a small, and select group of U.S. healthcare organizations have achieved Magnet recognition.

“Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care to our community and Magnet recognition helps to affirm that we are doing so,” said Mary Carrillo, Chief Nursing Officer of Memorial Hermann Southeast and Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospitals. “This honor is tangible evidence of our nurses’ commitment to providing the very best care to our patients on a daily basis. We have a tightknit team between our two campuses and we will continue to pursue and maintain Magnet recognition well into the future.”

Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to healthcare organizations and their communities, such as:

  • 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 rates.
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses.
  • Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their positions.

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.

The foundation of this model comprises various elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care. These include the quality of nursing leadership and coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, which includes Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital and Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in League City, offers comprehensive, high quality care for residents of Houston’s Bay Area, Pearland, and Brazoria County.

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital joins five other Magnet hospitals within the Memorial Hermann Health System: Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Memorial Hermann–Texas Medical CenterMemorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical CenterMemorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.