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Magnet4Europe Initiative

The Magnet4Europe study seeks to improve clinician mental health, wellbeing and patient safety and supports the International Partnership of some of the World’s Leading Universities. 

First Magnet4Europe International Partners Meeting in Leuven, Belgium, November 2019First Magnet4Europe International Partners Meeting in Leuven, Belgium, November 2019

Led by KU Leuven, Belgium, and the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in the US, Magnet4Europe is an evidence-based intervention backed by the successful Magnet Recognition Program ®, a voluntary hospital designation for nursing care excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Over seventy hospitals from Belgium, England, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, and Norway will receive a full-blown redesign of their workplaces – supported by one-to-one twinning with an experienced Magnet recognized hospital and an annual learning collaborative. 

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit, Magnet4Europe is in its second year with 65 European hospitals in six European countries. Some of America’s best hospitals are twinned 1:1 with European hospitals to introduce Magnet® principles to improve hospital work environments. In Europe, the intervention is evaluated in a randomized trial with a lagged control group. U.S. Magnet hospitals are participating in one of the largest studies ever on the association of work environments with clinician wellbeing and patient outcomes.

Magnet4Europe Attributed Goals

  • Improve Work Environments
  • Improve Job Related Health Outcomes of Nurses and Physicians
  • Improve Patient Outcomes


  • Magnet Blueprint and Gap Analysis Tool
  • One-to-one Twinning with US Magnet Hospitals
  • Learning Collaboratives
  • Critical Mass and Network Creation
  • Actionable Feedback Report


  • 73 EUROPEAN Hospitals across SIX Countries
  • 67 US Magnet Hospitals FROM COAST TO COAST

U.S. Participating Magnet Hospitals by Region

Great Lakes

  • Good Samaritan
  • Northwell Health/Huntington Hospital
  • Northwell Health/Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Northwell Health/Mather Hospital
  • Northwell/North Shore University Hospital
  • Northwell/Northern Westchester Hospital
  • Northwell/Phelps Hospital


  • Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Englewood Hospital
  • Hackensack/Jersey Shore University Medical Center
  • Hackensack/Raritan Bay Medical Center
  • Hackensack/Riverview Medical Center
  • Hackensack/University Medical Center
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital
  • Morristown Medical Center
  • Northwell/Glen Cove Hospital
  • Northwell/Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Penn /Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Penn/Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Penn/Lancaster General Hospital
  • Penn/Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Penn/Princeton Health
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc.
  • UPMC/Hamot
  • UPMC/Passavant
  • UPMC/Shadyside
  • Valley Hospital, The

Midwestern, Northwestern and Western

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
  • Bon Secours/St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Northwestern Medicine/Delnor Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine/Lake Forest Hospital
  • Ohio State University, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
  • OSF Healthcare/Saint Anthony Medical Center
  • OSF Healthcare/Saint Francis Medical Center
  • Summa Health System Akron & St. Thomas Campuses
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Kootenai Health
  • Billings Clinic

New England

  • Bristol Hospital
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mid Coast Hospital
  • Miriam Hospital, The
  • Newport Hospital
  • Southwestern Vermont Medical Center


  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • El Camino Hospital
  • Huntington Hospital
  • NorthBay Healthcare Group
  • Stanford Health Care
  • UC Davis Medical Center
  • UC Irvine Health
  • UC San Diego

Southeastern and Upland South

  • Bon Secours - St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital
  • Emory University Hospital
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital
  • WakeMed Health and Hospitals
  • University of Kentucky HealthCare

Participating Hospitals in Europe


  • AZ Delta
  • AZ Sint Maarten
  • AZ Vesalius
  • GasthuisZusters Antwerpen
  • Jessa Ziekenhuis
  • OLV van Lourdes Ziekenhuis Waregem
  • OLVZ Aalst
  • RZ Heilig Hart Leuven
  • University Hospitals Leuven
  • UZ Brussel
  • ZNA
  • ZOL Genk


  • BG Klinikum Bergmannstrost Halle gGmbH
  • Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
  • Deutsches Herzzentrum München
  • Klinikum Bremerhaven-Reinkenheide gGmbH
  • Klinikum Osnabrück GmbH
  • Kreiskliniken Reutlingen
  • RKU – Univesitätsc und Rehabilitationkliniken Ulm gGmb
  • Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus
  • Sana Herzchirurgie Stuttgart GmbH
  • Krankenhaus vom Roten Kreuz Bad Cannstatt GmbH
  • Städtisches Klinikum Dessau
  • Städtisches Klinikum Lüneburg gGmbH
  • Universitaetsklinikum Regensburg
  • Universitatsklinikum Bonn
  • Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf (UKD)
  • Universitatsklinikum Freiburg
  • Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf\
  • Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg
  • Universitätsklinikum Münster
  • Universitätsklinikum Tübingen


  • Beaumont Hospital
  • Bon Secours Hospital
  • Connolly Hospital
  • Cork University Hospital
  • Letterkenny University Hospital
  • Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Drogheda
  • South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital
  • St. James’s Hospital
  • Tallaght University Hospital
  • Tipperary University Hospital
  • University Hospital Galway
  • University Hospital Limerick
  • University Hospital Waterford


  • Lovisenberg Diaconal Hospital


  • Kalmar Hospital
  • Södertälje Hospital
  • Skåne University Hospital
  • Uppsala University Hospital

United Kingdom

  • Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chelsea and Westminster Trust
  • Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust
  • East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kings College Hospital Trust
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • South TEES hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Torbay and South Devon Health Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust