On April 19, 2021 Billings Clinic was granted their fourth designation as a Magnet® Organization. Less than one percent of all hospitals have earned redesignation for Magnet four times in a row.
The journey to Magnet designation began for Billings Clinic in 2001. Nursing leadership was intrigued with the areas of focus that ANCC had chosen as valued components demonstrating nursing excellence. After attending the Magnet Conference that year, the first Magnet Program Director was instrumental in leading the initial Magnet Team at Billings Clinic (then Deaconess Billings Clinic) on a Magnet journey. Those initial members took Billings Clinic through several years of dedicated and challenging efforts to obtain designation. In 2006, Billings Clinic received its first Magnet designation as the first Magnet organization in Montana. They have completed a rigorous redesignation process three additional times, every four years, to earn redesignation four times in a row since then.
What does the Magnet status mean to patients?
Nurses play an important role in a patients' overall hospital experience. They are the primary source of care and support during some of the most vulnerable times in a person’s life. At a Magnet hospital, our nurses are experienced and attentive, and spend more time at the bedsides providing compassionate care.
During the 2015 re-designation process Billings Clinic was awarded two exemplary status practices. Nurse satisfaction outperformed the national vendor mean in 9 of 11 sub-scales. The use of evidence-based practice findings to implement a practice new to the organization was also noted through the development of Triple Chronotherapy for adolescent patients in the Psychiatric inpatient unit.
Documentation for Magnet Redesignation
The Magnet documentation for Billings Clinic is available to the public by emailing Magnet@billingsclinic.org