Quality & Accreditation

Quality & Accreditation

Quality care at Lutheran Hospital

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Awards and honors

Nursing Recognition

Nursing Recognition

Lutheran Hospital is proud to have received the nursing profession’s highest honor, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet® Recognition. Magnet Recognition® provides the ultimate benchmark for patients, their families, and our community to measure the quality of care they can expect. Our hospital achieved this designation in 2021.

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Nursing at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital

Nurses at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital exemplify the mission of Cleveland Clinic. An integral part of each interdisciplinary team that cares for our patients, nurses use an evidence  based approach to caring for the complex needs of their patients. Nurses at Lutheran work seamlessly with all hospital departments, providing the highest quality care. Lutheran nurses take an innovative approach to patient care delivery by conducting research studies and piloting programs for new technology and methods of patient care. In everything they do, the patient is always the focus. 

Who we are

Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital has served the needs of Ohio City, downtown Cleveland, and its west side communities since 1896. It is a 203 bed acute care facility that offers a wide range of services for routine and specialized care. Lutheran Hospital maintains a robust nurse Shared Governance structure, with all nursing units participating. Nurses have a voice in their practice, and partner with nursing leadership to identify solutions for improving patient care. Lutheran nurses also attend and present at several national conferences each year. Additionally, nurses are supported in their professional growth and education throughout their career with resources for advancing their education and attaining nursing specialty certifications. These and many other reasons are proof that Lutheran Hospital nurses are committed to excellence. They have been awarded the prestigious Journey to Pathway to Excellence® designation twice, and are currently on their journey to attain their first Magnet® designation.

Professional Practice Model

Our professional practice model is a visual representation of the values, organizational structures, and processes that provide a unifying framework for the practice of nursing at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital. It ensures consistency in the delivery of nursing care, and defines for all registered nurses their authority, autonomy and accountability as they care for patients and families.

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Shared Governance at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital

Shared governance is an empowering organizational model that creates a structure for shared decision-making in the clinical care of patients. When granting Magnet® recognition and Journey to Pathway to Excellence® program recognition, the American Nurses Credentialing Center considers how well the principles of shared governance are implemented throughout an organization.

Nursing Shared Governance