The American Nurses Credentialing Center (
ANCC) has awarded DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) Magnet® designation for excellence in nursing. Magnet® designation is one of the highest distinctions a hospital can receive, less than 7 percent of hospitals in the U.S. have achieved Magnet® status. RIM is the only rehabilitation hospital in and one of only three rehab hospitals in the U.S. to receive the Magnet® designation. RIM joins the DMC’s Michigan and Detroit Receiving Hospital in achieving this honor. Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
A jubilant cheer resonated throughout the hospital today, as a packed auditorium of RIM staff received a surprise phone call from Pat Reid Ponte, DNSc RN NEA-BC FAAN, Chair of the Commission for the Magnet Recognition Program®, who delivered the good news.
Magnet® status is bestowed only to hospitals that exceed professional standards in nursing practice, leadership, education and research, and are able to document them. Research shows there are clear benefits to hospitals that achieve Magnet® status and to the communities they serve including consumer confidence, recruitment and retention, and maintaining positive patient outcomes.
“This momentous achievement only confirms what we have always known, that RIM’s nurses are among the best in the country. This is great news for RIM, the community and our patients who truly benefit from the professionalism, care and dedication our nurses provide every day,” said Bill Restum, PhD, president, RIM.
“RIM’s nursing staff has met the highest standards of excellence to receive Magnet status designation. We are recognized for providing the very best in nursing practice and leadership, said Julia M. Libcke
MSN, CRRN. Vice President, Patient Care Services, RIM. “I am incredibly proud of our rehabilitation nursing staff and the entire RIM family. Today we celebrate our journey and the amazing difference we make each day in the lives of our patients and families,” she added.
RIM began their rigorous Magnet® journey in 2008. After submitting 116 sources of evidence compiled to verify the nursing staff's excellence in the 5 Model Components of Magnet®, representatives from the
ANCC conducted a two-day, multi-faceted site visit to RIM in March 2013. Three Magnet® Appraisers observed nursing practice and performance, and spoke to nurses, physicians, board members and community stakeholders during the site visit.