Top 10 ANCC hospitals by number of discharges

American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet hospitals provide excellent patient care through their commitment to nursing education and practice. Only 5.7% of the hospitals that Definitive Healthcare tracks are designated as ANCC Magnet hospitals.  

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Now, we’ll take a look at which ANCC Magnet hospitals rank the highest for number of discharges. 

10 ANCC Magnet hospitals with the most discharges 

Rank Hospital Name State # of Discharges
1 New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center NY 102,654
2 Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital TX 75,463
3 Long Island Jewish Medical Center N 61,447
4 Vanderbilt University Medical Center TN 60,138
5 Yale New Haven Hospital CT 58,034
6 Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center NC 56,935
7 Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest PA 51,694
8 Barnes-Jewish Hospital MO 50,978
9 Inova Fairfax Hospital VA 50,962
10 Mount Sinai Medical Center NY 50,506

Fig. 1Data is from Definitive Healthcare’s HospitalView product. Data is accurate as of August 2022. 

Which ANCC Magnet hospital has the greatest number of discharges? 

New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center ranks highest, with 102,654 discharges. In second is Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, with 75,463 discharges, and in third is Long Island Jewish Medical Center, with 61,447.  

Collectively, the top 10 hospitals have 618,811 discharges, with an average of 61,881. 

What is a hospital discharge? 

A hospital discharge happens when a patient is released from inpatient care to return home or transfer to another facility. Discharges can provide a granular look at the performance and workload of a hospital or medical facility.  

What is a Magnet hospital? 

A Magnet hospital is a medical center that the ANCC recognizes for its nursing leaders and staff. These leaders and nurses help improve patient outcomes. Magnet hospitals also receive nursing support and continued education through the ANCC.  

How many Magnet hospitals are in the U.S.? 

According to Definitive Healthcare data, there are currently 535 Magnet hospitals across the U.S. 

What is the ANCC? 

The ANCC, or the American American Nursing Credentialing Center, is an organization that oversees credentialing programs that certify both hospitals and individual nurses for: 

  • Quality patient outcomes 
  • Positive, safe work environments 
  • Nursing excellence 

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