A Magnet Hospital: the highest, most prestigious international distinction for nursing excellence.
Saratoga Hospital has earned re-designation as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence. Only six percent of hospitals in the country have attained this status. Even fewer—just two percent — have achieved re-designation.
The hospital made history in 2004 as the Capital Region’s first Magnet hospital, considered the gold standard for patient care. Only one other Capital Region hospital has since earned the distinction.
We place considerable emphasis on nursing education. We want to support our nurses and equip them with the skills they need to provide care for increasingly complicated conditions.
- Over 28%, of our RN’s have earned national board certification in specialties such as emergency nursing, operating room nursing, post-anesthesia care, cardiac vascular nursing, and psychiatric and mental health nursing.
- Over 23%, of our RN’s have a bachelor’s degree or higher . That number includes 103 RN’s with a bachelor’s degree, 14 with a master’s, and one with a PhD.
- Nearly 15%, of our RN’s are currently enrolled in programs to earn a bachelor’s degree or higher. 23 of those are enrolled in our on-site degree program, offered by Maria College.
- Our Nursing Scholarship Program, supported by our Golf Invitational, has enabled 27 employees to join our team of RN’s by earning an associate or bachelor’s degree.
- We raise funds for ongoing nursing education every year as part of our Annual Giving Program.
A True Partnership
Just ask our physicians, they are quick to tell you about the exceptional nurses at Saratoga Hospital.
“I choose Saratoga Hospital because I think it’s the best in the region for me and my patients. It has great nurses and state-of-the-art technology. My patients rave about the hospital.”
James Otto, MD, Vascular Surgeon
Committed to Education
Our newest nursing education initiatives, both of which are pilot programs offer even more educational opportunities for our nurses:
- The Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Maria College has been brought into the Hospital, allowing RN’s who have an associate degree to earn their bachelor’s by attending courses on-site.
- Externships are available for students from New York University College of Nursing, giving them their first taste of life as a nurse outside the New York City metropolitan area.