Mercyhealth's nurses receive a major recognition

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ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR) -- Nurses save lives every single day. Mercyhealth's nurses receive a major recognition for their dedication to high-quality service and patient experience.

The Magnet recognition is the highest honor that a nurse can achieve for their dedication. It is the gold standard of nursing excellence. This means Mercyhealth has demonstrated the rigorous standards that are required by Magnet and that the patients and community receives the highest quality care. Mercyhealth nurses provide their care to more than 2.4 million patients a year throughout the region.

The President and CEO of Mercyhealth, Javon Bea, spoke with us today, "We have over 2,400 nurses in Mercyhealth and we're one of the few health systems in the country that has been Magnet recognized for every one of our facilities. All of our hospitals, clinics, home care, hospice services."