The New Magnet Model

The New Magnet Model 1

The New Magnet Model said another way...

The New Magnet Model 2

What Does Magnet Mean for Guthrie?

  • Improved patient quality outcomes
  • Increased staff retention rate
  • Increased ability to attract healthcare professionals
  • Ability to attract high quality physicians and specialists
  • Reinforces positive collaborative relationships
  • Enhanced reputation
  • Increased market share and utilization

What Does Magnet Mean to Our Patients and Community?

  • Improved quality of nursing care
  • Patient satisfaction is higher than in non-magnet hospitals
  • Shorter length of stay
  • Improved patient quality outcomes
  • Lower Medicare mortality and morbidity rates

What Does Magnet Mean to our Staff?

  • Positive impact on staff morale and satisfaction
  • High levels of staff autonomy and control over clinical practice
  • Supports an environment of professional growth
  • Recognition of the value of our healthcare team; enhances and supports a professional practice environment
  • Enhanced recruitment and retention


James Walsh, MD, FACP, FCCP


"The nurses, respiratory therapists and other staff at Robert Packer Hospital are knowledgeable, innovative and passionate about providing the excellent care to the very ill. It has been my privilege to have worked with such a dedicated team during the last 16 years."

– James Walsh, MD, FACP, FCCP
Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine