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Monument Health achieves Magnet recognition

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Sept. 21, 2023) – Monument Health Rapid City Market has attained Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet designation is the highest recognition for nursing excellence and quality patient care in the United States. This prestigious award, granted by the ANCC represents a commitment to quality and patient safety.

“With this Magnet recognition, we are well positioned to continue providing high-quality care for our patients and our community,” said Tasha Frisinger, MSN, RN, CNML, Vice President of Nursing in the Rapid City Market. “Magnet values a shared governance model for nursing practice. At Monument Health, nurses are at the center of decisions for their professional practice. These values and standards will guide us in our efforts to continually improve nursing excellence and provide high-quality care to patients.”

Magnet recognition is the gold standard for nursing excellence. The assessment process is a rigorous and comprehensive review of Monument Health’s nursing practices and quality patient care. The process involves collecting and submitting extensive data and documentation that demonstrate a commitment to excellence in nursing. This process typically takes up to four years of work from the nursing team and leadership.

“This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our nursing caregivers. They have shown that they are committed to providing the highest quality care for our patients,” said Paulette Davidson, Monument Health President and CEO. “Magnet recognition is not achieved by a single individual or department, but by the collective efforts of the entire organization. It is a testament to the commitment, dedication, and hard work of our nurses, physicians, and leaders.”

Magnet designation is an important recognition of quality patient care because it demonstrates the commitment to high standards of nursing practice and patient safety. This translates into better patient outcomes, such as lower infection rates, readmissions, and medical errors. 


About Monument Health

Headquartered in Rapid City, S.D., Monument Health is a community-based health care system with a mission to make a difference, every day. The system offers care in 31 medical specialties and serves 14 communities across western South Dakota and in eastern Wyoming. With over 5,000 physicians and caregivers, Monument Health is composed of 5 hospitals and 38 medical clinics and specialty centers. Monument Health is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

About ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program 

The Magnet Recognition Program — administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the largest and most prominent nurses credentialing organization in the world — identifies health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and professionalism in nursing practice. The Magnet Recognition Program is the highest national honor for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. For more information about the Magnet Recognition Program and current statistics, visit 

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