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Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans achieves Magnet® designation for nursing services for the fifth time

Magnet® designation is the highest honor bestowed in nursing and serves as a benchmark for patients to measure the quality of nursing care they can expect to receive at a hospital.

Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans achieves Magnet® designation for nursing services for the fifth time

Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans received the prestigious Magnet®️ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the fifth time. Magnet®️, the gold standard for nursing, distinguishes healthcare organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. It represents the highest international recognition awarded by the ANCC.

Receiving Magnet®️ recognition is a great achievement for OMC-New Orleans, firmly placing the hospital in the top echelon for professional nursing practices. Only 10% of over 6,300 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition, and 1% of all U.S. hospitals have received it five times.

"We couldn't be prouder of our team of OMC – New Orleans nurses for achieving this prestigious recognition," said Tiffany Murdock, senior vice president and Chief Nursing Officer at Ochsner Health. "Our nurses at Ochsner continually deliver top-tier care and actively cultivate their skills through steady education, professional certification, research, and outcomes rooted in evidence. It’s an honor to represent this exceptional group of nurses who passionately live their purpose every day to care for our patients, support one another and be voices for the constant evolution of nursing."

The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® identifies healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing philosophy and practice, adherence to national standards for improving patient care, leadership, and sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity. Hospitals undergo a rigorous evaluation that includes extensive interviews and review of nursing services, clinical outcomes and patient care.

To nurses, Magnet®️ recognition means education and development through every career stage, which leads to greater autonomy at the bedside. To patients, the benefits are numerous: national studies have found that hospitals with Magnet® status have lower patient mortality, fewer medical complications, better patient care outcomes and improved quality of care.

OMC – New Orleans was first designated as a Magnet® organization in September 2003. Magnet® hospitals must reapply for Magnet recognition every four years based on adherence to Magnet concepts and demonstrated improvements in patient care and quality.

“Our nurses embody our core values each day, demonstrating excellence and integrity while providing high quality, compassionate care.” said Bradley Goodson, CEO of OMC-New Orleans. “They are by our patients’ sides throughout the care journey, ensuring they always remain at the forefront of our priorities. It’s a privilege to see their hard work and their passion for nursing to be rewarded through this honor.”

ANCC, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, is a certification body for nursing board certification and the largest certification body for advanced practice registered nurses in the U.S. ANCC's nursing board certification program is one of the oldest in the nation.

About ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program
The Magnet®️ Recognition Program — administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world — identifies health care 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

About Ochsner Health

Ochsner Health is the leading not-for-profit healthcare provider in the Gulf South, delivering expert care at its 46 hospitals and more than 370 health and urgent care centers. For 12 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Ochsner as the No. 1 hospital in Louisiana. Additionally, Ochsner Children’s has been recognized as the No. 1 hospital for kids in Louisiana for three consecutive years. Ochsner inspires healthier lives and stronger communities through a combination of standard-setting expertise, quality and connection not found anywhere else in the region. In 2023, Ochsner Health cared for more than 1.5 million people from every state in the nation and 65 countries. Ochsner’s workforce includes more than 38,000 dedicated team members and over 4,700 employed and affiliated physicians. To learn more about how Ochsner empowers people to get well and stay well, visit