The largest initiative to improve hospital work environments to date has officially begun, with an award of 4 million Euros from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Program.
Magnet4Europe will implement an evidence-based intervention based on the successful Magnet Recognition Program®, a voluntary hospital designation for nursing care excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
A total of sixty hospitals from Belgium, England, Germany, Ireland, and Sweden 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.
“Hospitalized patients can only
be assured safe and effective care when their nurses and physicians are able to perform at their best,
and this requires healthy
“Our research points to specific features of complex organizations that if modified can significantly improve the well being of health professionals and patients alike. Magnet4Europe will translate these research findings into practice to expedite much needed workplace redesign in hospitals and other healthcare settings.”