Maddy Pearson and nursing staffMy One Shining Moment for 2018 represents the culmination of many shining moments for the Department of Nursing and our entire Brigham community. After a journey led by our clinical nurses that inspired pride about the exceptional care we provide, our patient outcomes and our interprofessional collaboration, we officially received the news that Brigham and Women’s Hospital achieved Magnet designation.

That announcement, which we heard via a phone call broadcast live in Bornstein Amphitheater, moved me to tears. I’ll never forget the joy and pride I saw on the faces of our Magnet champions and leaders as we learned that we had earned this prestigious designation, which represents the gold standard of nursing excellence and honors high-quality care delivered by multidisciplinary professionals.

We were recognized again in October at the Magnet conference in Denver in front of an audience of nearly 11,000 nurses from around the world. I will always cherish sharing that moment with the 130 Brigham staff who attended the conference.

Maddy Pearson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services