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Banner Gateway achieves Magnet recognition for its commitment to nursing excellence

GILBERT (Feb. 3, 2023) - On January 23, 2023, Banner Gateway Medical Center was designated for the second time as a Magnet recognized organization for its continued commitment to nursing excellence.

Awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® this recognition distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for quality patient care. This designation is one of the most sought after forms of distinction for nursing excellence with only a small select group of health care organizations and hospitals in the United States having achieved this status.

“We’re so proud of the work we do for our patients every day, and so excited we can honor our nurses with this tremendous recognition,” said Kelley Kieffer, chief nursing officer at Banner Gateway. “Our nurses are always invested in the care and comfort of their patients and constantly strive to make our patients their number-one priority. Magnet status proves we are amongst the elite when it comes to the health and well-being of those we serve.”

Research demonstrates Magnet recognition provides specific benefits to health care organizations and their communities, such as:

  • Higher patient satisfaction with nurse communication, availability of help and receipt of discharge information.
  • Lower risk of 30-day mortality and lower failure to rescue rates.
  • Higher job satisfaction among nurses, and
  • Lower nurse reports of intentions to leave their positions.

To achieve initial and Magnet redesignation, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that demands widespread participation from leadership and staff. This process includes examples of exemplary care provided to patients at Banner Gateway, a three day on-site survey by trained appraisers, and a review by the Commission on Magnet Recognition.

Kieffer said, “Our nurses are the foundation when it comes to providing exceptional patient care. They are caring and compassionate and always focus on our mission of making health care easier, so life can be better.”

Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona, offers emergency care, surgery, women’s services, obstetrics and medical/surgical beds. Banner Gateway shares the campus with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center and is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health care system with 30 hospitals in six states. For more information, visit

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

Awards Banner Gateway Medical Center Banner Health Nursing

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