At OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, our No. 1 priority is providing safe, excellent, quality care to our patients. I am proud to say that at Grant, we continuously work to improve the care we provide. Our nurses at Grant have received Magnet Recognition® from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) four times. 

Magnet Recognition® is the highest and most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care. Magnet designation has many benefits — not just for the nurses who provide care, but also for the patients who receive that care. It is at the core of Grant’s nursing culture. It’s a part of our nurse’s daily work with their patients and each other. It is a guiding platform for delivering OhioHealth’s mission of improving the health of those we serve.

To me, Magnet exemplifies our professionalism and how our nurses work together so they make a difference in the exceptional care of our patients. We’ve been intentional about incorporating the components of Magnet into our daily work —structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, transformational leadership and new knowledge, innovation and improvements.

So how does Magnet benefit patients? When a hospital begins their journey to Magnet designation, they commit to the highest quality of healthcare. This is not only evident in decreased mortality rates and shorter hospital stays, but in the experience of every patient who walks through a hospital who has received Magnet designation.

It makes me proud and thankful for everything our nurses do to support our Magnet culture to ensure we are providing the best care to our patients.

Sharon Neenan, MBA, BSN, RN
Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services
OhioHealth Grant Medical Center

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ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®

OhioHealth Grant Medical Center has been recognized as a Magnet hospital since 2005. In August 2019, Grant Medical Center received their fourth Magnet® Recognition. Magnet status is the highest national recognition awarded to a hospital for excellence in nursing. Magnet organizations are recognized for superior nursing processes and quality patient care, which lead to the highest levels of safety, quality, and patient and nurse satisfaction.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association and the largest and most prominent nursing credentialing organization in the United States, established Magnet recognition in 1994.  Research has shown that patient care outcomes are better at Magnet hospitals, where there is an environment that empowers nurses, values their contributions and supports nursing leadership.  Magnet status is awarded for a four-year period, after which hospitals must apply again for the recognition. 

Learn about ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. 

Grant Medical Center’s Nursing Philosophy

Nursing practice is guided by the core values of the organization: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Stewardship, Inclusion.

In support of the organization's mission to "improve the health of those we serve," and cardinal value to "honor the dignity and worth of each person,": 


Professional Practice Model 

Grant Medical Center’s Professional Practice Model is the overarching framework guiding nurses, nursing care and inter-professional patient care. It illustrates the alignment and integration of nursing practice with the mission, vision and values of our organization.

The City Skyline represents location and importance of the downtown community.

The Center Patient Building, the largest and most centered building, is the patient, representing the placement of the patient at the center of care.

The Buildings represent the key components of professional nursing care. For example, the building designated “shared decision-making” represents both formal and informal methods for nurses to have input in decision-making, including Grant’s shared governance model. Additional components are represented by other buildings and include safety, work life, service, finance, evidence-based practice and research, quality, diversity, family and community. The newly added building for advanced practice speaks to the growth of this expanded nursing role in the care of our patients. 

The Bus represents Relationship-Based Care, our care delivery system or method.

The Street Sign stands for the entire city, as it is grounded by the street of Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring.

Care Delivery System:  Relationship-Based Care (RBC)

RBC is a practice model that empowers nurses to impact lives and help others. It is built around three key relationships. 

  1. Relationship with themselves
  2. Relationship with co-workers
  3. Relationship with patients and their families

Building relationships establishes rapport, trust and connectedness with the caregiver, patient and family.

Shared Governance

Shared Governance is the structure supporting nurses’ participation in shared decision-making.

  • All nurses have the opportunity to participate in shared decision-making.
  • A culture of accountability and empowerment is created.
  • Nurses make decisions closest to where the work is happening.
  • Nurses focus on the patient experience and make positive changes in their care.
  • All of the nursing council members are in alignment with the priorities of the nursing strategic plan.
  • Talent management, greater professional development, and increased collaboration and communication among all nurses are supported.



  • Inspire: All associates are encouraged to recognize each other for everyday achievements and behaviors that support our values – compassion, excellence, stewardship, integrity, inclusion, innovation and risk-taking.
  • STARS: This is an individual award for the person exemplifying one of the core values of the organization.
  • PRISM: This is an annual OhioHealth event that recognizes an individual and or team for their efforts that demonstrate the organization’s core values.
  • Nursing Excellence Week: This is a weeklong celebration of nursing excellence. Among the activities, each unit nominates a nurse who exemplifies the components of Magnet.
  • Facet Nurse of the Year: The Nursing Week Committee selects an individual as “Nurse of the Year” from the Nursing Excellence Week unit winners for going above and beyond and exemplifying the components of Magnet®