The Magnet Nursing management style is participative with nurse leaders visible, accessible and committed. Here, the leaders of our medical/surgical units work together to provide the best possible clinical outcomes for patients.


The Commission on Magnet Programs recognizes health care organizations for their excellence in nursing service. To date, there are approximately 425 hospitals that have been recognized with Magnet status in the United States and internationally. Catawba Valley Medical Center has earned not one, but four consecutive Magnet designations since 2001.

The Magnet Hospital designation, bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), recognizes nursing programs that provide high quality patient care in an environment that encourages continuous staff development, nursing leadership and community involvement. Research shows that Magnet hospitals are not only more effective at attracting and keeping quality nurses, but patients there have lower mortality rates and shorter lengths of stay than at non-Magnet hospitals.  According to ANCC, the Magnet Recognition Program® “is viewed around the world as the ultimate seal of quality and confidence.  Magnet Organizations are recognized for superior nursing processes and quality patient care, which lead to the highest levels of safety, quality, and patient satisfaction”.

The Importance of Magnet Status
“Recognizing quality patient care and nursing excellence, the Magnet Recognition Program provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of care they can expect to receive.”

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

At CVMC we believe our Magnet status is a direct result of our fundamental commitment to the highest quality care possible – through exceptional staff, advanced technologies and leading edge practices – for the communities we serve.