• Arkansas Children's Hospital was designated as a Magnet organization in 2017 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. In January 2022, Arkansas Children's Hospital is applying for redesignation. 
  • Patients, family members, staff, and interested parties who would like to provide comments are encouraged to do so. Anyone may send comments via e-mail and direct mail. All comments received by phone must be followed up in writing to the Magnet Program Office.
  • Your comments must be received by the Magnet Program Office by January 1, 2022.

NOTE: All comments are CONFIDENTIAL and not shared with the health care organization. Comments may be anonymous, but they must be sent in writing to the Magnet Program Office.


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Silver Springs, MD  20910-3492



Magnet Recognition LogoAs champions for children, Arkansas Children's Hospital has joined the elite six percent of hospitals in the world that have Magnet Status. El reconocimiento Magnet del American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) es la distinción más prestigiosa que puede recibir una organización de atención médica por la excelencia en enfermería y los resultados de calidad de los pacientes. The American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. With this credential, Arkansas Children's joins the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Just 378 health care organizations out of over 6,000 U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet recognition.

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What does Magnet® mean to you?

Research demonstrates that Magnet® recognition provides specific benefits to healthcare organizations 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 and lower failure to rescue rates.
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses.
  • Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their positions.