QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- Hospital care in Quincy has been recognized as one of the best of the best.
Thursday morning, nurses from Blessing Hospital received their final report for being named a National Magnet Hospital.
The "Magnet" classification is only given to 5 percent of hospitals nationwide and refers the ability to attract and retain nurses who want to work in the best environment and to attract patients in search of the best health care.
Officials call it one of the biggest accomplishments in the hospitals 135 year history.
"It really shows that we do provide quality care," said Jill Mason, Chief Nursing Officer at Blessing. "It's really the standard for nursing excellence."
Nurses say the four year journey to achieve Magnet status was a learning experience, that will benefit their patients in the nursing care they provide day in and day out.
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