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Stamford Hospital Achieves Magnet Designation

Stamford Hospital recently received a Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Stamford Hospital recently received a Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Stamford Hospital

STAMFORD, Conn. – Stamford Hospital has received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

This distinction puts Stamford Hospital among the roughly 7 percent of the more than 5,600 hospitals in the nation – and one of only five in Connecticut – to achieve this status. Magnet recognition is the highest honor for nursing service excellence that any hospital can receive.

“Being recognized with Magnet status is a testament to the exceptional care our nurses provide to patients and families every day,” said Ellen Komar, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Stamford Health. “We are incredibly proud of our team for achieving this most prestigious distinction.”

The American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program® identifies health care organizations that stand out with exceptional patient care and outcomes, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice - all while adhering to national standards and demonstrating exceptional leadership and sensitivity to culture and ethnic diversity. To achieve this designation, hospitals must undergo a rigorous process over several months, including both a comprehensive document submission and an onsite evaluation of patient care and outcomes. Magnet hospitals also must provide an annual status report on their progress and undergo re-evaluation every four years to retain the designation.

“Only exceptional nurses can deliver exceptional patient-centered care,” Komar said. “And our nurses embody a culture that celebrates every improvement in clinical outcomes and patient experience.”

You can learn more about Stamford Health’s nursing team at

Stamford Health is a not-for-profit healthcare system that provides inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory services through Stamford Hospital, a 305-bed acute care tertiary hospital; Stamford Health Medical Group, a partnership of primary and specialty care physicians; Stamford Hospital Foundation; and a diverse and growing number of retail and ambulatory locations across the region. Stamford Health is affiliated with the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and is a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. For more information, visit

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