Inside best practice: Recruiting champions

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, August 23, 2010

The dictionary defines “champion” as “an ardent defender or supporter of a cause or another person," and when a hospital or organization begins looking for champions for their ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) designation process, an ardent supporter is exactly what they are looking for.

When Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, HI, went in search of its own champions, the recruiting process was actually two-fold. The organization had two types or designations of champions.

“At the very beginning, when we first started hearing about [the MRP process], a hospitalwide e-mail was sent out asking each unit to identify their own MRP champions,” says Debrah Trankel, RN, of Queens Medical Center’s Women’s Health and Maternity Unit.

Source: This excerpt is from the August HCPro’s Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. Don’t have a subscription? Take a look at the benefits of becoming a member of HCPro’s Resource Center for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.

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