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Taking the Magnet message on the road

Taking the Magnet message on the road

YNHH nursing is taking the message of Magnet on the road to the hospital's growing number of off-site locations. Since January, Smilow Cancer Hospital has added nine Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers located from Orange to Sharon, Connecticut. Lori Hubbard, RN, manager of the Office of Nursing Excellence and Magnet Program, is visiting each office to talk with all staff and explain that earning Magnet rests heavily on patient satisfaction, employee satisfaction and collaboration, and patient outcomes. YNHH earned Magnet designation in May 2011 and has already started the recertification process. Here she talks to staff at the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Hamden with, (l-r), Fran Jaworowicz, RN; Luz Toledo, PCA; Hubbard; Sonora Murphy, RN; and Vicky Sarris, RN.