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Magnet Designation

Achieving certification as a Magnet® hospital is widely recognized as the highest honor a hospital can achieve for extraordinary nursing care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) recognition program demonstrates excellence in patient care and the highest degree of professionalism for a nursing program. MedStar Health has two Magnet® hospitals, which help to define a culture of nursing excellence throughout our system.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital was the first hospital to achieve this designation in the Washington, D.C., region and has since been re-designated twice, which is a rare accomplishment.

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore County is also a Magnet® hospital and has been re-designated once.