MAGNET at Robert Packer Hospital

ANCC Magnet Recognition


What is Magnet?

Magnet is national recognition to health care organizations that demonstrate sustained excellence in nursing care.

The Magnet Recognition Program
An award given to hospitals that satisfy a demanding set of criteria measuring the strength and quality of nursing recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The Magnet Recognition Program  

  • Established in 1993
  • Valid for a four-year period, after which the recipient must reapply
  • 393 hospitals Magnet designated as of June 2012  (Only 6.2% of hospitals in the country)

Only 22 hospitals in Pennsylvania & 19 hospitals in New York currently have Magnet status.

The Goals of the Magnet Program

  • Identify excellence in delivery of care
  • Promote an environment that supports professional practice thereby enhancing quality of patient care 
  • Provide a mechanism for disseminating best practices across the country


Sue and Katie Yanuzzi - Guthrie Nurses"I love coming to work. My co-workers are like my second family. I love the patients I care for and the people I work with. I like making a difference and Guthrie helps me do that."
– Sue Yanuzzi, RN, (with daughter, Katie)
Prep & Recovery Unit


"I’ve grown up hearing my Mom talk about the quality of nursing at Guthrie. She inspired me to become a nurse and to work at Guthrie so I can work at a place that cares about me and my career aspirations."
– Katie Behm, RN, (daughter of Sue)
Medical/Surgical, 6 Northwest