Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Achieves Magnet® Recognition

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Achieves Magnet® Recognition


Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Achieves Magnet® Recognition

Magnet recognition is the highest national honor for nursing excellence.

[Newburgh/Cornwall, NY]— [September 17, 2020] — Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall achieved Magnet designation on September 15, 2020. This is a direct reflection of nursing professionalism, teamwork and collaboration in patient care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence.

With this credential, Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall joins the global community of Magnet-recognized organizations. Only a small and select group of United States health care organizations have achieved Magnet recognition.

“Magnet designation provides our community with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality of patient care,” said Joan Cusack-McGuirk, MSLC President and CEO. “Achieving Magnet recognition reinforces the culture of excellence that is a cornerstone of how we serve our community. It’s also tangible evidence of our nurses’ commitment to providing the very best care to our patients, of which we are extremely proud. Our organization continues to advance the practice and elevate the standards. This was accomplished under the strong leadership of our Chief Nursing Officer, Margaret Deyo-Allers. “

The Magnet Model provides a framework for nursing practice, research, and measurement of outcomes. Through this framework, ANCC evaluates applicants across a number of components and dimensions to gauge an organization’s nursing excellence.

“At MSLC, we truly embrace the Magnet standards. Our recipe for success is our culture of management, working hand and hand with clinical and non-clinical staff to develop best practices and strong workflows,” said Margaret Deyo Allers, MSLC Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services. “Without our collective team, we could not provide the exceptional care that we are able to achieve each and every day. They are the support and backbone to this organization.”

Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing excellence and is a factor when the public judges health care organizations. U.S. News & World Report’s annual showcase of “America’s Best Hospitals” includes Magnet designation in its ranking criteria for quality of inpatient care. The foundation of this model comprises various elements deemed essential to delivering superior patient care. These include the quality of nursing leadership and coordination and collaboration across specialties, as well as processes for measuring and improving the quality and delivery of care.

About Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall
Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall (MSLC) is a not-for-profit community hospital with campuses in Newburgh and Cornwall, NY. The hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the Hudson Valley and has achieved excellence in the delivery of compassionate and comprehensive health care services. In January 2018, MSLC officially became part of the Montefiore Health System to strengthen the delivery of health care locally and enhance access to exceptional specialty care for Hudson Valley residents. In March 2019, the hospital changed its name from St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital to Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall.

About ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program

The Magnet Recognition Program — administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world — identifies health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice.

The Magnet Recognition Program is the highest national honor for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program and current statistics, visit