September 2005

Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs Achieves Magnet Status

Alegent Health Mercy Hospital, Council Bluffs, Iowa, has earned Magnet status, the health care industry's "gold standard" for nursing excellence. To earn Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a health organization must meet more than 65 nursing practice standards and patient care quality indicators developed by the ANCC. For more information, contact Lora Ullerich of Alegent Health at