As you consider job opportunities in health care, please note that Salem Hospital has been Magnet™-designated since 2010. Magnet is the highest and most prestigious distinction a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care. Only 8.9 percent of hospitals in the United States hold this gold standard.
Magnet, combined with our Lean principles and methods, reflects a culture of respect for the people who do the work. Our structures and processes ensure the voice of the front line is heard, leading to continuous improvement in patient care, work environment and staff satisfaction.
Approximately 40 years ago, the American Academy of Nursing conducted research that resulted in identifying 14 Forces of Magnetism. These forces attract and retain top talent and they apply to nurses and interprofessional partners, whether doing direct care for patients or providing services to those who do. Our Magnet designation proves that Salem Hospital is a great place to work and the following foundational Forces of Magnetism exemplify Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics:
So you see, Magnet matters to all staff who work at Salem Health.