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Magnet and Pathway to Excellence Designation Journey for VHA Medical Centers

The Magnet Recognition Program®, and the related Pathway to Excellence® program refer to facilities demonstrating nursing excellence and innovation in practice and leadership, resulting in positive nurse satisfaction, low turnover and vacancies. These qualities when combined with collaborative interdisciplinary professional practice, promote excellence in health care delivery and enhancement of an organization’s overall health. This page is designed to offer guidance and resources for nurse leaders seeking Magnet Designation. Current ANCC-designated VHA Magnet and Pathway facilities are listed below. Useful resources are also listed below to aid in navigating the Magnet Journey. In addition to the current 5 designated Magnet facilities, and one designated Pathway to Excellence facilities, more than 20 additional facilities are in some phase of formal application and another 70 plus have adopted Magnet principles.

VHA Magnet Journey (wmv) 14 min 48 sec


Current VA Facilities with Pathway Recognition 
Martinsburg VA Medical Center


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