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Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital receives Magnet® designation for superior nursing practices

magnet_220Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital (EUOSH) has achieved Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. With EUOSH’s achievement, Emory Healthcare is the only health system in Georgia with three Magnet-designated hospitals. Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital has been recognized as a Magnet hospital since 1995, and Emory University Hospital received its Magnet designation in 2014.

ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program® is the most prestigious distinction a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. Only 444 health care organizations around the globe have achieved Magnet recognition. In Georgia, only four other hospitals, in addition to the three Emory hospitals, have been designated Magnet facilities.

“Magnet recognition provides our community with the ultimate benchmark to measure quality of patient care,” says Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, president, CEO and chairman of the board for Emory Healthcare. “Achieving Magnet recognition reinforces a culture of excellence by our team of nurses, physicians and support staff, who are committed to providing the very best care to our patients and their families.”

To achieve Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. This process includes an electronic application, written patient care documentation, an on-site visit and a review by the Commission on Magnet Recognition.

“The on-site visit gave the EUOSH team the opportunity to answer questions and showcase our teamwork in action,” says June Connor, RN, chief nursing officer and chief operating officer at EUOSH, and interim chief nursing executive for Emory Healthcare. “The appraisers were truly impressed with the work of our teams and appreciated the participation and cooperation of the staff, physicians and nurses whom they encountered. Our Magnet designation validates that our teams are on the right path to continued success.”

Achieving Magnet status has been shown to provide specific benefits to hospitals and their communities, such as:

  • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help and receipt of discharge information
  • Lower risk of 30-day mortality
  • Lower failure to rescue rates
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses
  • Lower nurse vacancy and turnover rates.

“As we often say, Magnet is a journey, not a destination,” says Bryce Gartland, MD, CEO of Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Emory University Hospital and Emory Wesley Woods Hospital. “This designation validates our superior nursing practices and outcomes. Congratulations and thank you to our nurses, physicians and support teams who have worked tirelessly to achieve this recognition.”

Because Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing excellence, it is a factor when health care organizations are ranked nationally for their clinical programs and expertise. U.S. News & World Report’s annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals” includes Magnet recognition in its ranking criteria for quality of inpatient care.

A hospital’s Magnet designation lasts for four years, then hospitals must reapply for designation.

To find a list of all Magnet-designated hospitals, access this link:

Scott Boden, MD, Named one of 62 Spine Surgeon Inventors to Know!

Dr. Scott Boden, an Emory Healthcare spine surgeon was recently named one of the 62 Spine Surgeon Inventors to Know by the highly regarded medical publication Becker’s Spine Review. Dr. Boden was selected as one of this prestigious group because of his work and research focus on spine fusion, spinal disorders and bone regeneration. He holds at least TWENTY (20) patents for medical devices. Read more about Dr. Boden and the other spine surgeons named to this list here.

Becker’s Spine Review spotlights Dr. Boden and his achievements in saying,

“Dr. Boden holds at least six different patents for medical devices and his research focuses on spine fusion, spinal disorders and bone regeneration. He is the director of Emory Healthcare’s orthopedics and spine center as well as chairman and founder of the National Spine Network. More than 150 of Dr. Boden’s journal articles have been published, and he has authored or edited more than 42 book chapters and nine books on spine topics. His research on the fundamental mechanisms of bone growth and regeneration has been awarded by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine and other professional organizations. He earned his medical degree at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, completed an internship at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC, and received fellowship training at Case Western Reserve University Hospital in Cleveland.”

About Dr. Boden

Dr. Scott Boden Spine SurgeonScott D. Boden, MD, is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center. Dr. Boden started practicing at Emory in 1992. During his fellowship at Case Western Reserve Hospital in Cleveland, Dr. Boden trained with one of the founding fathers of modern spine surgery, Dr. Henry Bohlman. A primary original researcher on bone growth factor development and spine fusion technology, Dr. Boden is also an internationally renowned lecturer and teacher and the driving force behind the Emory University Orthopedics and Spine Hospital (EUOSH).

Dr. Boden’s Clinical Interests:
Dr. Boden’s areas of clinical interest include surgical and nonsurgical management of adult degenerative spinal disorders including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis in the cervical and lumbar spine. He was recently named in another Becker’s list of Top 50 Spine Surgeons in the U.S. and is a skilled surgeon with techniques of microdiscectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusion, and laminoplasty.

The Road to Emory: Education

  • Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 1986
  • Internship: George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 1987
  • Residency: George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 1991
  • Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University Hospital, Cleveland, OH 1992

Dr. Boden is the proud father of triplets who graduated first and tied for second in their high school class. He is also a baseball aficionado and coaches high school and travel softball teams.

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