In just a few weeks, the Brigham will welcome appraisers from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for our Magnet site visit occurring March 26-29. Here are five things you can do to prepare.

Review Resources on PikeNotes: This page, available at, includes important information about the Brigham’s journey to Magnet designation. View videos showcasing BWH initiatives that exemplify Magnet’s hallmarks, review a site visit Q&A and FAQ, download a “Magnet Jeopardy” presentation to test your knowledge and more.

Read BWH’s Magnet Submission: BWH submitted a body of evidence to the ANCC last April that demonstrates how the hospital meets 49 standards within the Magnet model. The 75 initiatives selected for submission are examples of our deep commitment to high-quality care, clinical excellence, interprofessional collaboration and innovation. Instructions for accessing the body of evidence are on

Attend the Magnet Ready Rally, March 20-23: Stop by the Tower 2 mezzanine near the bridge to Shapiro, March 20-23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., to learn about the Magnet site visit and participate in games testing your Magnet knowledge, daily raffles, food, fun and giveaways.

See the 75 Francis St. Lobby Display: Located near the Emergency Department, the “Pursuing Magnet” lobby display features various projects that reflect the many ways BWH exemplifies the four hallmarks of a Magnet institution: high-quality patient care, clinical excellence, innovations in professional practice and interprofessional collaboration.

Read Past Issues of BWH Heart & Science and BWH Bulletin: For the past several months, these publications have covered the Brigham’s path to Magnet designation, including stories highlighting examples of hospital initiatives that reflect the hallmarks of Magnet. Read past issues of these publications at and