HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center achieves Magnet ® re-designation

Recognition for the second time reinforces a commitment to nursing excellence

PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 1, 2020) – HonorHealth, a leading Valley healthcare system serving 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area, announced today that HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center has been re-designated as a Magnet® organization by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)! The vision of the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® is one of knowledge and expertise for the delivery of nursing care globally. Magnet-recognized organizations are seen as leaders in the reformation of healthcare, the discipline of nursing, and for their care of the patient, family and community.

HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center is one of only 10 Magnet-recognized hospitals in the state of Arizona. With today’s announcement, HonorHealth continues our rich legacy of excellence, as all five HonorHealth medical centers have proudly achieved the prestigious Magnet® recognition.

HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center also recently received an A rating from the Leapfrog Group, as reported by Becker’s Hospital Review, for the spring 2020 report. The rating is based on more than two dozen quality measures.

“Thank you to the entire team at Deer Valley Medical Center for your tireless efforts and dedication to our patients, their families and community, especially during the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation,” said Deedra Zabokrtsky, network chief nurse executive at HonorHealth. “All of your hard work has paid off, and each of you should be very proud of your achievements. Congratulations on your Magnet re-designation and A-rating from Leapfrog!”

Research demonstrates that Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to healthcare organizations and their communities, such as:

  • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help and receipt of discharge information.
  • Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue rates.
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses.
  • Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their positions.

Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing excellence and is a factor when the public judges health care organizations. U.S. News & World Report’s annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals” includes Magnet recognition in its ranking criteria for quality of inpatient care.

About HonorHealth

HonorHealth is a non-profit, local community healthcare system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area. The network encompasses five acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation and community services with approximately 12,300 employees, 3,700 affiliated physicians and 3,100 volunteers. HonorHealth was formed by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network. HonorHealth’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of those we serve. Learn more at HonorHealth.com.