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Blessing Hospital, University HS Achieve Magnet Recognition

April 7, 2010
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Blessing Hospital of Quincy, Ill. and University Health System of San Antonio, Texas were recently awarded Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

The Magnet Recognition Program was developed by the ANCC to recognize healthcare organizations that provide not only excellence in nursing, but also the highest quality of patient care at all levels throughout the hospital.

Both hospitals are using Atlanta-based Eclipsys clinical information technology.

Since 1875, Blessing Hospital has provided high-quality, accessible healthcare to residents in a 15-county area of northeast Missouri, western Illinois and southeast Iowa. A not-for-profit, not-tax-supported, independent hospital, Blessing is home to centers of excellence in the treatment of cancer, heart and cardiovascular ailments, wound care, and women's health issues.

University Health System, the public hospital district for Bexar County Texas is the lead level I trauma center for South Texas. It is a 498-bed acute care hospital, and is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. University Health System also includes 16 community clinics focused on primary, specialty, preventive health services.

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