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Magnet Hospital Designation may Offer Fiscal Benefits, Georgia Researcher Finds

Magnet recognition is considered one of the highest credentials a hospital can receive for its nursing care. Yet achieving Magnet status can be expensive with investment costs reaching tens of thousands of dollars. Is it worth it? Yes, according to a recent study led by Dr. Jayani Jayawardhana, a health economist at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, with collaborators, Dr. John Welton, from the College of Nursing, and Dr. Richard Lindrooth, from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Denver.