Cancer Treatment Centers of America


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Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) is a Magnet® Recognized hospital, one of 6 percent of hospitals in the nation that have earned that designation.  

Nurses at CTCA® at Midwestern are skilled and patient-focused, empowered to achieve excellence in an atmosphere that embraces the Mother Standard® of care, the patient-focused principle upon which CTCA was founded.

Our nurses collaborate in an environment that supports teamwork, engagement, work-life balance and professional development, reflecting our hospital's commitment to ensuring our nurses provide patient-centered care to everyone we treat. We strive to embody CTCA values with energy, integrity and positivity, exhibiting respect for patients, fellow nurses and team members.

What does it mean to be a Magnet Recognized hospital?

The Magnet Recognition Program® is administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world. It recognizes health care organizations that provide the best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. The Magnet Recognition Program serves as the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the benchmark for measuring quality of care.

These standards must be demonstrated in an extensive written document submitted to the ANCC. A site visit takes place after the documents are reviewed, to allow appraisers to verify, clarify and amplify the document through extensive onsite interviews and unit tours. The designation is granted for four years, during which time the ANCC monitors Magnet facilities to measure whether they are maintaining high standards of care.

Research shows there are clear benefits to hospitals that achieve Magnet status, and to the communities they serve.

Being a Magnet Recognized hospital:

  • Increases consumer confidence
  • Helps attract and retain top talent
  • Advances nursing standards and practices
  • Fosters a collaborative culture
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